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

Examples of praline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visit a Cheesecake Market, sample coffee cake, and visit Savannah's Candy Kitchen for praline samples and nibble on cookie samples from Byrd's Famous Cookie Company. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2021 New Orleans wedding cake —- almond cake with pineapple filling, lemon curd and praline crumb highlighting Brooklyn Street Local, representing In the Business of Food. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 The floral features top notes of mandarin, juicy accord and ginger blossom; a heart of aquatic accord, vanilla accord and heliotrope; and a base of musk, praline and amberwood. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Under the creative direction of Kilian Hennessy, the perfumer Benoist Lapouza has seemingly bottled some of it on its way skyward, creating a warm scent with praline, vanilla, cognac and, for a bit of the barrel itself, oak. New York Times, 12 May 2021 Notes include mandarin, ginger blossom, vanilla orchid, musk, praline, and amberwood. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Mar. 2021 One of Council’s vendors, Stephannie Renee Cooper Senegal, who is Black and owns a fourth-generation-recipe praline candy company, cited Ecclesiastes 4:12, the Biblical verse that lauds three strands strengthened by braiding together. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 These include the bourbon vanilla cup, prepared with bourbon and vanilla soft serve, pecan praline crumble, bourbon sauce, cherry jam and cookie crumbs. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2021 Crème caramel, chocolate ganache and hazelnut praline. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 29 Jan. 2021

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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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“Praline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of praline

: a candy made of nuts and boiled sugar

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