profiterole

[ pruh-fit-uh-rohl ]
/ prəˈfɪt əˌroʊl /

noun

a small cream puff with a sweet or savory filling, as of cream and chocolate sauce.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. profit-taking,
  2. profitability,
  3. profitable,
  4. profiteer,
  5. profiteering,
  6. profitless,
  7. profligacy,
  8. profligate,
  9. profluent,
  10. proformiphen

Origin of profiterole

1505–15; < French, said to be diminutive of profit profit

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British Dictionary definitions for profiterole

profiterole

/ (ˌprɒfɪtəˈrəʊl, ˈprɒfɪtəˌrəʊl, prəˈfɪtəˌrəʊl) /

noun

a small case of choux pastry with a sweet or savoury filling

Word Origin for profiterole

C16: from French, literally: a small profit, (related to the gifts, etc, given to a servant), from profiter to profit

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