Definition of praline in English:


Line breaks: pra|line
Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːliːn
, ˈpreɪliːn


[mass noun]
1A smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture, used especially as a filling for chocolates: [as modifier]: white chocolate and praline cheesecake
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.
1.1 [count noun] A chocolate filled with praline: pralines laced with alcohol
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  • You could indulge in a special heart shaped Valentine chocolates and pick from specialty pralines including nougat mocha, walnut and caramel and coconut bounty.
  • Right before serving I arranged three pralines (crunchy sugar-coated almonds) on top, and balanced a Croquant de Provence, a finger-shaped crunchy almond cookie, on the rim of the glass.
  • She also recalled the legend of her great-grandmother who would rise before dawn each morning to make pralines and sell them on the docks of New Orleans in the 1860s.


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

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