[pap-uh-loht; French pa-pee-yawt]


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.

Nearby words

  1. papillomavirus,
  2. papillon,
  3. papilloretinitis,
  4. papillose,
  5. papillosity,
  6. papillotomy,
  7. papinian,
  8. papish,
  9. papism,
  10. papist

Origin of papillote

1740–50; < French, irregular derivative of papillon butterfly. See papillon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for papillote



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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