[ pap-uh-loht; French pa-pee-yawt ]
/ ˈpæp əˌloʊt; French pa piˈyɔt /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for papillote
My hair, not naturally curling, had been put in graceful papillote the preceding evening.
He called the place—like his volume of poems—his "Papillote," his "Curlpaper."Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist|Samuel Smiles
British Dictionary definitions for papillote
/ (ˈpæpɪˌləʊt) /
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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