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paillard

[ pahy-yahr, pey- ]
/ paɪˈyɑr, peɪ- /
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noun Cooking.

a scallop, especially of veal or chicken, that is pounded flat and grilled or sautéed quickly.

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Origin of paillard

First recorded in 1970–75; from French paillard, named after the Restaurant Paillard in Paris, itself named after a 19th-century proprietor
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How to use paillard in a sentence

  • The old house-keeper, Madame Paillard, nodded and pointed to her son, the under-keeper.

    Lorraine|Robert W. Chambers
  • It is, of course, not up to Chevillard or Paillard form, but quite good enough for ordinary requirements.

  • These doubts assailed Papa Paillard; these speculations were in his mind.

    Billy and the Big Stick|Richard Harding Davis
  • Once in a blue moon I found the resolution to enter, pushing the door open timidly, like a provincial venturing into Paillard's.

    To Tell You the Truth|Leonard Merrick
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