napoleon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nu-pō'lē-un, -pōl'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. a pastry consisting of thin layers of puff paste interlaid with a cream or custard filling.
  2. a former gold coin of France, equal to 20 francs and bearing a portrait either of Napoleon I or of Napoleon III.
    1. a game in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, stating the number of tricks they propose to win.
    2. a bid in this game to take all five tricks of a hand.


Pronunciation: (nu-pō'lē-un, -pōl'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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