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Meaning of madeleine

mad•e•leine

Pronunciation: (mad'l-in, mad"l-ān' Fr. mad&supschwa-len'), [key]
— pl. mad•e•leines
  1. a small shell-shaped cake made of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter and baked in a mold.
  2. something that triggers memories or nostalgia.

Mad•e•leine

Pronunciation: (mad'l-in, -līn" Fr. mad&supschwa-len'), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name, form of
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