Meaning of praline


Pronunciation: (prä'lēn, prā'-, prä-lēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a French confection consisting of a caramel-covered almond or, sometimes, a hazelnut.
  2. a cookie-size confection made esp. of butter, brown sugar, and pecans: developed in New Orleans in the early 19th century.
  3. a similar confection of nuts mixed or covered with chocolate, coconut, maple sugar or syrup, etc.
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