Definition of praline in English:

praline

Syllabification: pra·line
Pronunciation: /ˈprāˌlēn
 
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noun

1A smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture, used especially as a filling for chocolates.
More example sentences
  • That tart hasn't happened yet, but some of the pralines were put to good use in this pink praline chocolate cake, which I baked for my sister's birthday party a few days ago.
  • Desserts were more down to earth and we had some excellent apple and pear tarte tatin with spiced ice cream and dark chocolate and praline silk cake.
  • When you hear people talk about crawfish étouffé, bourbon-cured salmon, red rice, sweet potato crème brûlée or praline bread pudding, the mind automatically goes to either the Low Country or New Orleans.
1.1A crisp or semicrisp candy typically consisting of butter, brown sugar, and pecans.

Origin

early 18th century: from French, named after Marshal de Plessis- Praslin (1598–1675), the French soldier whose cook invented it.

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