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madeleine

noun mad·e·leine \ˈma-də-lən, ˌma-də-ˈlān\

Definition of MADELEINE

1
:  a small rich shell-shaped cake
2
:  one that evokes a memory

Origin of MADELEINE

French, perhaps from Madeleine Paumier, 19th century French pastry cook
First Known Use: 1845

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