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pet·it four(pĕt′ē fôr′)
n. pl. pe·tits fours or pet·it fours (pĕt′ē fôrz′)
A small, frosted and decorated piece of pound cake or sponge cake.
[French, from (à) petit four, (in) a relatively cool oven (small cakes and pastries being so called because they are baked at more moderate temperatures than bread and larger cakes) : petit, little; see petit + four, oven (from Middle French, from Old French, from Latin furnus; see gwher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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petit four(ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔː; French pəti fur)
n, pl petits fours (ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔːz; French pəti fur)
(Cookery) any of various very small rich sweet cakes and biscuits, usually decorated with fancy icing, marzipan, etc
[French, literally: little oven]
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pet•it four(ˈpɛt i ˈfɔr, ˈfoʊr)
n., pl. pet•its fours, -it (ˈpɛt iˈfɔrz, ˈfoʊrz)
a small frosted teacake.
[1880–85; < French: literally, small oven]
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petit four[ˌpetɪˈfɔː] N → pastelito m de mazapán
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n pl <-s -s> → Petit Four nt
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