Definition of praline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprɑːliːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːliːn//
; BrE BrE//ˈpreɪliːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpreɪliːn//
[uncountable] Sweets and desserts
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a sweet substance made of nuts and boiled sugar, often used to fill chocolates See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, named after Marshal de Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675), the French soldier whose cook invented it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: praline