noun na·po·leon \nə-ˈpōl-yən, -ˈpō-lē-ən\

Definition of napoleon

  1. 1 :  a former French 20-franc gold coin

  2. 2 :  an oblong pastry with a filling of cream, custard, or jelly

  3. 3 capitalized :  one like Napoleon I (as in ambition)

Origin and Etymology of napoleon

French napoléon, from Napoléon Napoleon I

First Known Use: 1814

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