nougat


nou·gat

noun \ˈnü-gət, especially British -ˌgä\

: a sweet candy that usually contains nuts or pieces of fruit

Full Definition of NOUGAT

:  a confection of nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste

Origin of NOUGAT

French, from Occitan, from Old Occitan nogat, from noga nut, from Vulgar Latin *nuca, from Latin nuc-, nux — more at nut
First Known Use: 1827

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