nou·​gat | \ ˈnü-gət How to pronounce nougat (audio) , especially British -ˌgä \

Definition of nougat

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

Examples of nougat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bars are filling and satisfying, don’t have any animal products and are packed with nuts, chocolate and cold nougat. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "We tried Kind’s new dairy-free frozen bars, and here’s what we thought," 31 July 2020 The cotton fabric is machine-washable for easy cleaning and comes in two colors: nougat (a cream color) and chocolate brown. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 6 Best Hammocks to Lounge in All Summer Long," 27 May 2020 Layers of peanut nougat, pecan praline, chocolate marshmallow, yuzu ganache and vanilla caramel, among other components fill the various molded, colorful eggs. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Easter Egg From Beverly Hills," 30 Mar. 2020 Inventive fillings include sesame crunch; toasted corn; vanilla and sour cherry; nougat; and raspberry rose. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Love and Chocolates, Jean-Georges," 3 Feb. 2020 Chill the nougat for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before cutting into squares. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: White Chocolate Rose Nougat," 5 Feb. 2020 The company said the chocolate bar is equivalent to more than 41,000 single-size Snickers bars, and includes more than 1,200 pounds of caramel, peanuts and nougat combined and nearly 3,500 pounds of chocolate. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Texas-sized Snickers claims world record for largest chocolate nut bar," 17 Jan. 2020 Dark Nougat The dark chocolate helps ensure the stretchy, gooey honey nougat — interspersed with roasted almonds — doesn’t taste too sweet. Janelle Bitker,, "A celebration of See’s Candies," 14 Dec. 2019 George’s version has a nutty marshmallow filling to replace the nougat and the peanuts have a roasted flavor and a pleasant crunch. Adam Lukach,, "Craving: Candy — a dreamy holiday crawl through Chicago’s sweets and confections purveyors," 30 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nougat

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nougat

French, from Occitan, from Old Occitan nogat, from noga nut, from Vulgar Latin *nuca, from Latin nuc-, nux — more at nut

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“Nougat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nougat

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


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Kids Definition of nougat

: a candy consisting of a sugar paste with nuts or fruit pieces

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