nougat

[ noo-guh t, noo-gah ]
/ ˈnu gət, ˈnu gɑ /

noun

a chewy or brittle candy containing almonds or other nuts and sometimes fruit.

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Origin of nougat

1820–30; < French < Provençal ≪ Vulgar Latin *nucātum, noun use of neuter of *nucātus, equivalent to Latin nuc- (stem of nux) nut + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for nougat

nougat
/ (ˈnuːɡɑː, ˈnʌɡət) /

noun

a hard chewy pink or white sweet containing chopped nuts, cherries, etc

Word Origin for nougat

C19: via French from Provençal nogat, from noga nut, from Latin nux nut
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