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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Butter-Nut-Bourbon, which is made of butternut squash mousse, praline crèmeux, smoked sea salt pecans and black pepper mallow cream. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 29 Dec. 2022 The restaurant inside the Adolphus Hotel is offering a prix fixe Christmas Day menu with roasted fall squash and kale salad, honey baked ham, cornbread dressing, candied yams, pumpkin pie and Texas praline crunch brownie for $70. Dallas News, 9 Dec. 2022 Made in Savannah, Georgia, this delectable praline pie recipe has been passed down and perfected through generations of Southern bakers. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Oct. 2022 This dreamy scent contains notes of lavender blossom, bergamot, and pear, with hints of coconut, praline, and vanilla orchid to round out the fragrance. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2022 However, they're thrown together when they're hired by New Orleans praline icon Loretta Brown (Patti LaBelle). Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 23 Nov. 2022 Former architecture classmates clash when they're both hired to design a New Orleans praline icon (Pattie LaBelle). Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 25 Dec. 2021 Although new no drinks are being added, the usual cadre are available, including peppermint mocha, caramel brulée latte and a chestnut praline latte. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 2 Nov. 2022 Made with caramel praline glaze and sugar cone legs, the seasonal treat can be customized with any ice cream flavor. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, from Count Plessis-Praslin †1675 French soldier

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of praline was in 1714

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“Praline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


pra·​line ˈprä-ˌlēn How to pronounce praline (audio) ˈprā- How to pronounce praline (audio)
: a candy of nuts in boiled brown sugar or maple sugar

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