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1. A frilled paper cover used to decorate the bone end of a cooked chop or cutlet.
2. An oiled paper or foil wrapper in which certain foods are baked.
[French, from Old French, ornament for the hair, from feminine of papillot, diminutive of papillon, butterfly, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-; see pavilion.]
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1. (Cookery) a paper frill around cutlets, etc
2. (Cookery) en papillote (French ɑ̃ papijɔt) (of food) cooked in oiled greaseproof paper or foil
[C18: from French papillon]
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pap•il•lote(ˈpæp əˌloʊt; Fr. pa piˈyɔt)
a wrapping of foil or oiled paper in which food is cooked and often served.
[1740–50; < French, irreg. derivative of papillon butterfly. See papillon]
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