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papillote

[ pap-uh-loht; French pa-pee-yawt ]
/ ˈpæp əˌloʊt; French pa piˈyɔt /
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noun

a decorative curled paper placed over the end of the bone of a cutlet or chop.
a wrapping of foil or oiled paper in which food is cooked and served.

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Origin of papillote

1740–50; <French, irregular derivative of papillon butterfly. See papillon
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British Dictionary definitions for papillote

papillote
/ (ˈpæpɪˌləʊt) /

noun

a paper frill around cutlets, etc
en papillote (French ɑ̃ papijɔt) (of food) cooked in oiled greaseproof paper or foil

Word Origin for papillote

C18: from French papillon
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