plural tuiles
: a French wafer-like cookie made chiefly with flour, egg whites, sugar, and butter and shaped while warm into a curved or rolled form

Examples of tuile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While his competitors each made meatballs, Booker made a baked ziti tuile with carrot top polenta, lamb ragu and pickled asparagus stems based off of a Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 10 Apr. 2024 But Derry and Murphy thought Booker spent too much time creating his tuile, giving short shrift to the lamb and the polenta. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 10 Apr. 2024 Amanda’s seafood was the standout of the two, with Colicchio saying Dan’s tuile was salty and leek undercooked. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2024 The whole thing is topped with a crackling, golden tuile made from chicken drippings—a nod to the crisp noodles, the tender meat, both and neither. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2024 The Fallen Leaves dessert will taste like autumn with maple ganache, cinnamon tuile and salted caramel ice cream. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Another layered dish that lingered on my taste buds all the way home, this started with a spiced pumpkin cake drenched in tangy orange flower syrup, topped with a scoop of mildly sweet crème fraiche sorbet, an almond tuile cookie and a dollop of fluffy pumpkin diplomat cream. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2020 One of them is haiku for a brilliant dessert featuring milk sorbet in a strawberry tuile garnished with herby nepitella blossoms. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Hers is topped with a crunchy chocolate tuile and served with a swirl of passion fruit ice cream. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2022

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Word History


borrowed from French, "roofing tile, cookie in the shape of such a tile," going back to Old French tieule, tiule — more at tuille

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuile was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Tuile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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