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


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.

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


/ (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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