pra·​line | \ ˈprä-ˌlēn How to pronounce praline (audio) , ˈprā- How to pronounce praline (audio) , ˈprȯ- How to pronounce praline (audio) \

Definition of praline

: a confection of nuts and sugar: such as
a : almonds cooked in boiling sugar until brown and crisp
b : a patty of creamy brown sugar and pecan meats

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Butter pecan or pralines and cream would be top-notch as well. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "6 sweet treats to take your homemade ice cream sandwiches to the next level," 27 July 2019 Godiva was founded by the Draps family in 1926 after initially starting as a small praline-making business in Brussels, Belgium, according to the company’s website. Joelle Goldstein,, "Virginia Man Sues Godiva Because the Belgium Chocolates Are Not Made in Belgium," 18 July 2019 Confectionary is a 4 billion-euro ($4.5 billion) industry in Belgium, producing 700,000 tons of chocolate and pralines per year, according to the industry’s trade group, Choprabisco. Washington Post, "At Tour de France, tasting Belgium’s chocolate is a must," 6 July 2019 The fragrance combines hints of lavender, pear, bergamot with coconut, praline and vanilla orchid, all pulled together with a base component of cashmere, just like your favorite, most comfy sweater. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's 'Cloud' Wins Fragrance of the Year Award," 6 June 2019 Beyond the display case out front, Wayne can often be seen making his signature caramel apples, turtles or warm pralines. Michelle Matthews |,, "The sweet story of The Birmingham Candy Company," 4 June 2019 Second place: Langenstein's of New Orleans, which served a hot sausage king cake and a praline delight cake as well. Ann Maloney,, "King Cake Festival 2018: See the list of winners," 28 Jan. 2018 The heart of the perfume includes the scent of coconut, praline, and vanilla orchid. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Announced the Release of Her Cloud Perfume," 18 Sep. 2018 His crystalline chocolate shaved ice, worthy of Versailles, comes piled in a coupe or cup (dine in or take out) and glossed with raspberry, mango or praline sauce. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Shaved Ice and Chocolate, Better Together," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of praline

1714, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for praline

French, from Count Plessis-Praslin †1675 French soldier

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English Language Learners Definition of praline

: a candy made of nuts and boiled sugar

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