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napoleon

[ nuh-poh-lee-uhn, -pohl-yuhn ]
/ nəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən /
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noun
a pastry consisting of thin layers of puff paste interlaid with a cream or custard filling.
a former gold coin of France, equal to 20 francs and bearing a portrait either of Napoleon I or of Napoleon III.
Cards.
  1. a game in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, stating the number of tricks they propose to win.
  2. a bid in this game to take all five tricks of a hand.
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Origin of napoleon

First recorded in 1805–15, napoleon is from the French word napoléon

Other definitions for napoleon (2 of 2)

Napoleon
[ nuh-poh-lee-uhn, -pohl-yuhn ]
/ nəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən /

noun
Louis [loo-ee; French lwee]. /ˈlu i; French lwi/. Napoleon III.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for napoleon

napoleon
/ (nəˈpəʊlɪən) /

noun
a former French gold coin worth 20 francs bearing a portrait of either Napoleon I or Napoleon III
cards the full name for nap 3 (def. 1)
the US name for millefeuille

Word Origin for napoleon

C19: from French napoléon, after Napoleon I
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