[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.
- en papillote.
Origin of papillote
1740–50; < French, irregular derivative of papillon butterfly. See papillon
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He called the place—like his volume of poems—his "Papillote," his "Curlpaper."Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist
- 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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