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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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 Flavors include raspberry truffle, butterscotch bomb, red velvet cake, cinnamon and creamy praline. Mary Colurso |,, "14 great places to get ice cream in Alabama this winter (and why you should)," 30 Jan. 2018 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

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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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