pra·line | \ˈprä-ˌlēn, ˈprā-, ˈprȯ- \

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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Young’s final bake (bake is a noun on these shows) was his version of the ultimate chocolate cake, a towering creation featuring three kinds of chocolate, crispy coconut praline, and massive dark chocolate flowers., "A pastry pilgrimage to sample sweets from Food Network competitors," 6 July 2018 Look for seasonal flavors such as strawberry truffles in the summer and pumpkin pralines in the fall. New York Times, "Five Places to Shop in Verona," 23 May 2018 There's also a Saturday-Sunday brunch with stuff like a NOLA Benedict (biscuits topped with andouille sausage, peppers and onions, and poached eggs with a Creole mustard hollandaise), praline pancakes and bananas Foster monkey bread and more. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Tricky Fish to swim into Fort Worth's Waterside development," 8 Feb. 2018 Once the renovation project is complete, the menu will be expanded to include items such as omelets, crepes, pancakes, burgers, paninis, praline chicken and waffles, beignets and sweet potato halos, the businessmen said. Kim Chatelain,, "Abita Roasting in Madisonville to morph from coffee shop to restaurant," 12 Apr. 2018 Mini, small and large cakes come in every retro flavor: cinnamon swirl, marble, lemon, pecan praline. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "5 new chocolate and dessert shops in and around Indianapolis," 12 Feb. 2018 Its butter-pecan ice cream topknot is mined with massive chunks of praline, and it's all doused in caramel sauce for a finish that transcends the middling reputation of this dessert archetype. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Stop the presses: There’s an interesting new spot in Lincoln Square," 29 Mar. 2018 This place takes it to the next level by making it rain hazelnut maple praline syrup over fluffy, deliciously malted cakes. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "11 Vogue Staffers Share Their Favorite New York Brunch Haunts," 20 Mar. 2018 A few of the goodies include, pralines, brown sugar fudge, and chocolate peanut butter eggs. Indianapolis Star, "Easter Goodies," 22 Feb. 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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