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praline

[ prah-leen, prey-, prah-leen ]
/ ˈprɑ lin, ˈpreɪ-, prɑˈlin /
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noun
a French confection consisting of a caramel-covered almond or, sometimes, a hazelnut.
a cookie-size confection made especially of butter, brown sugar, and pecans: developed in New Orleans in the early 19th century.
a similar confection of nuts mixed or covered with chocolate, coconut, maple sugar or syrup, etc.
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Origin of praline

1715–25; <French; named after Marshall César du Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675), whose cook invented them
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British Dictionary definitions for praline

praline
/ (ˈprɑːliːn) /

noun
a confection of nuts with caramelized sugar, used in desserts and as a filling for chocolates
Also called: sugared almond a sweet consisting of an almond encased in sugar

Word Origin for praline

C18: from French, named after César de Choiseul, comte de Plessis- Praslin (1598–1675), French field marshal whose chef first concocted it
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