praline(redirected from Praeline)
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1. A confection made of nut kernels, especially almonds or pecans, stirred in boiling sugar syrup until crisp and brown.
2. A hard candy made of sugar, butter, milk or cream, and pecans.
[French, after César de Choiseul, Comte du Plessis-Praslin (1598-1675), French army officer .]
1. (Cookery) a confection of nuts with caramelized sugar, used in desserts and as a filling for chocolates
2. (Cookery) Also called: sugared almond a sweet consisting of an almond encased in sugar
[C18: from French, named after César de Choiseul, comte de Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675), French field marshal whose chef first concocted it]
pra•line(ˈpreɪ lin, ˈprɑ-)
1. a confection made of nuts, esp. almonds, and sugar cooked until caramelized, often ground into a powder and used as a flavoring.
2. a confection of brown sugar, pecans, and butter.
3. a sugarcoated almond.
[1715–25; < French, after Marshall César du Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675)]