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 For dessert, there’s a range of sweets like sour cream cake with praline glaze and sweet potato pie. Beth D'addono,, "Shermond Esteen Jr. opens Nonno's Cajun Cuisine & Pastries on North Claiborne Avenue," 12 Oct. 2020 With notes of pecan praline and coconuts flavors, this medium-bodied coffee is a great way to welcome the day with your favorite pastry. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "I miss Costa Rican coffee, but these H-E-B roasts are filling the void," 29 Sep. 2020 The headier scent, Angel's Share, adds cinnamon, praline, and tonka bean to create a decadent concoction. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Fall’s Best Scents Are a Feast for the Senses," 21 Sep. 2020 Bake 20 minutes, remove from oven, carefully spoon praline topping over custard and return to oven until topping is golden and filling barely jiggles, about 20 minutes more. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Labor less this Labor Day with a pulled pork feast," 31 Aug. 2020 Repeat with ganache and one-third of the praline crunch frosting. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "There won't be a Blue Ribbon cake competition in 2020, so let's relive past winning recipes," 6 Aug. 2020 The Founders Blend boasts notes of cocoa, praline, and raisin. Popular Science, "Our favorite coffee beans on the market," 22 June 2020 Customize it to your heart’s content—the recipe on the website includes several variations, including pecan praline, strawberry shortcake, Mississippi mud, grasshopper, and hummingbird cookies. Southern Living, "Your Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever Is Made in a Cast-Iron Skillet," 27 May 2020 Layers of peanut nougat, pecan praline, chocolate marshmallow, yuzu ganache and vanilla caramel, among other components fill the various molded, colorful eggs. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Easter Egg From Beverly Hills," 30 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of praline was in 1714

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20 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Praline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of praline

: a candy made of nuts and boiled sugar

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