Definition of praline
: a confection of nuts and sugar: such asa : almonds cooked in boiling sugar until brown and crispb : a patty of creamy brown sugar and pecan meats
Recent Examples of praline from the Web
Never mind beignets and pralines: The New Orleans Chocolate Crawl samples everything from fudge to gelato.
Or try a fantastical meal at Flying Saucer in the funky Mission District; the chocolate praline mousse will blow your mind (while the bill will blow your budget!).
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Origin and Etymology of praline
French, from Count Plessis-Praslin †1675 French soldier
First Known Use: 1714
PRALINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of praline for English Language Learners
: a candy made of nuts and boiled sugar
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