: 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

Examples of praline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flavors range from traditional — marzipan, almond praline, hazelnut dark — to more adventurous — pinot noir, blood peach yuzu, carmel marshmallow. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 In Greenwood, South Carolina, a couple hosted a dinner party last week featuring cicadas prepared in various fashions: in a blanket, bacon-wrapped, cajun fried, and praline. Aaron Boorstein, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 And in under 30 minutes, too. Get The Recipe 08 of 18 Pecan Pralines The secret to mastering homemade pralines is using a candy thermometer. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 1 May 2024 The holiday cold foams are inspired by four fan-favorite Starbucks seasonal drinks: peppermint chocolate cream cold foam, sugar cookie cream cold foam, chestnut praline cream cold foam and caramel brulée cream cold foam. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 11 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for praline 

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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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Cite this Entry

“Praline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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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