tuille

noun
\ˈtwēl \

Definition of tuille 

: one of the hinged plates before the thigh in plate armor — see armor illustration

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One drink, In a Nutshell, is accompanied by a walnut tuille. Lou Bustamante, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why are chefs giving up their knives for the cocktail shaker?," 13 Apr. 2018 The presentation included a coronet of candylike tuille of parsnip on an apple purée along with slices of dehydrating apples, with the dry texture of Styrofoam. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "2016’s top restaurant In Situ at SFMOMA hones its sense of discovery in 2017," 20 Dec. 2017 Finally, finish the whole batch with the concentrated crunch of some bleu cheese tuilles. Cincinnati.com, "Cooking with Caitlin: Tricks for better Buffalo wings," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of tuille

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuille

Middle English toile, from Anglo-French toille, probably alteration of tuille, tiule tile, from Latin tegula — more at tile entry 1

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