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Definition of the noun praline

What does praline mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pralines

  1. cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic words: candy / confect = a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts


Praline is sugar candy made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder, or, alternatively, a chocolate cookie containing the ground powder or nuts. Belgian pralines are different; they consist of a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling. French pralines are a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. American pralines also contain milk or cream and are therefore softer and creamier, resembling fudge.

  • also known as Pralina


Who is Praline?

Praline a.k.a. Janine Marsay is an actor.


  1. Praline is a fictional character from the 2000 film Where the Heart Is.
  2. Praline is a fictional character from the 1951 film Paris is Always Paris.
  3. Praline is a fictional character from the 1980-1981 TV anime series Lalabel, The Magical Girl.

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Google previewNew Orleans (2012)

A Food Biography by Elizabeth M. Williams

The Creole praline is a disk made with caramelized sugar and pecans. Some versions today include cream or butter, as well as other flavor! ings, such as chocolate, coffee, or bourbon. Pralines are another product sold by street vendors, ...

Google previewRococo (2013)

Mastering the Art of Chocolate by Chantal Coady

HAZELNUT PRALINE PASTE Praline is a pasteof almonds or hazelnuts, or a mixtureofboth, and caramelised sugar. Youcan also use walnutsor pecan nuts. Buy thefreshest nuts you cangetyour handson –old nutscan taste rancid and bitter ...

Google previewLouisiana Sweets (2017)

King Cakes, Bread Pudding & Sweet Dough Pie by Dixie Poché

PraLines. Let's honor the most recognized bite-size treat of the South. In its simplest form, the praline is a bonbon of sugar and butter cooked slowly until the luscious blend caramelizes. It tastes best when pecans 56 s Louisiana weets.

Google previewLuscious Creamy Desserts (2012)

by Lori Longbotham

Praline is a cousin to caramel. Shards of it, looking like shiny pieces of glass, ...

Google previewBeckett's Industrial Chocolate Manufacture and Use (2017)

by Steve T. Beckett, Mark S. Fowler, Gregory R. Ziegler

Pralines Praline is the Belgian word for filled chocolates, ...

Google previewFish As Food V2 (2012)

Nutrition, Sanitation, and Utilization by Georg Borgstrom

Praline is the mother substance of stachydine and has been found in lobster, squid, and shrimp. Taurine is a common constituent of many kinds of muscles, ...

Google previewThe Texas Cookbook (2001)

From Barbecue to Banquet-- an Informal View of Dining and Entertaining the Texas Way by Mary Faulk Koock

The reason it is better than the usual praline is that the pecans are boiled in the syrup, which extracts some of the pecan oil and gives it the wonderful flavor it has.

Google previewNot-So-Humble Pies (2012)

An Iconic Dessert, All Dressed Up by Kelly Jaggers

teaspoon dry gelatin 2 tablespoons cold espresso 1 pint heavy whipping cream, cold 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon Dutchprocessed cocoa powder, plus extra for garnish Praline is a word that describes sweet nut confections.

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

praline. This chocolate filling is named after the French Marshal de Plessis- Praslin (1598–1675), soldier, diplomat, and politician, whose cook, Lassagne, is credited with having invented it. It is said that the delicious results were influential in ...

Google previewThe Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia (2012)

A Compendium of Culinary Come-ons by Mark Douglas Hill

Allow the praline to cool then break into pieces and grind to a powder in a food processor. Chop the chocolate into smallpieces. Add one third to a bowl, heat the cream to boiling point and add to the chocolate. Let the cream and chocolate ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Praline powder, equal parts of shelled almonds and Bhelled filberts cooked in a syrup of sugar and water, and, when cold...

chocolat praline, to make the coating for nuts pralines, or to nil chocolate and other hollow confections, which are then ...

Google previewDictionary of Eponyms (2013)

by Martin Manser

praline A praline, a confection of nuts – usually almonds – and sugar, is named after César de ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

Praline powder, equal parte of shelled almonda and shelled fOberta cooked in a syrup of sugar and water, and, when cold, pounded in a mortar to a coarse powder: used for cafe or chocolat praline, to make the coating for nuts pralines, or to ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

praline The nut candy associated with New Orleans and the South is actually a 17th-century French invention. The Marechal du Plessis-Praslin got heartburn from eating almonds, one story goes, ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1914)

an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

Praline powder,, equal parte of shelled almonds and ...

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Scrabble value of P3R1A1L1I1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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