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palmier

[ pahl-myey ]
/ pɑlˈmyeɪ /
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noun Cooking.

a crunchy cookie, somewhat resembling a palm leaf or elephant's ear, made from sugared puff pastry, the sides of which are rolled toward the center before slicing and baking.

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Also called elephant ear .

Origin of palmier

First recorded in 1920–25; from French: literally, “palm tree,” equivalent to palm(e) “palm leaf” + -ier noun suffix, ultimately from Latin palma “palm (tree); palm (of the hand)”; see origin at palm2, -ier2
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