praline

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n praline cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n praline A confection made by stirring almonds (or other kernels of nuts) in boiling sugar and water till they are brown and will crackle between the teeth; also, in Louisiana, a flat cake made by stirring the kernels of nuts (generally pecan-nuts) in sugar. Also, corruptly, prawling.
    • praline Noting the addition of praline powder, as to a café- or chocolat-parfait mixture before freezing, or as a coating to nuts, or as a filling to confections. See praline powder.
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Usage

In literature:

S'il vous plait, ma'amzelle, ces pralines, dey be fine, ver' fresh.
"The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories" by Alice Dunbar
Two persons are needed to make these pralines, one to drop the mixture, the other to decorate with the halves of the nuts.
"Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes" by Miss Parloa
This picture shows a piece of praline made of pistaches.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
She was famous for her pralines, the sophomore declared.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Keep the praline powder in a close preserve jar ready for use.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
I'm going to stop and have a praline.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
The thought of introducing the Comte de Pralines to Miss Bobbie Bennett was certainly attractive.
"In Mr. Knox's Country" by E. OEnone Somerville
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In news:

It smells like iris root, jasmine, and praline.
Praline French Toast Casserole.
Praline 's scratched chairs and worn carpet have seen better days, too.
Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune The winner of the 2012 King Cake King contest is the pecan praline made by Manny Randazzo.
The pralines are good, but it's the soul food that will keep you coming back.
And when I entered " pralines " into Google Images, I saw those spots on homemade pralines , to be sure, but also on pricey store-bought models.
Reba's Praline Sweet Potato Casserole.
Pumpkin pie ice cream with pecan praline .
My secret is graham cracker pralines .
I usually sprinkle half the sheet of pralines with chopped pecans and leave the other half plain so that my children, who don't like nuts, can enjoy them.
PRALINES , those homely, old-fashioned New Orleans candies, are not exactly making a comeback.
In response to a mention of the candy, a New Orleans native might say, "Ah yes, pralines , do you want my recipe".
Make Reba's Praline Sweet Potato Casserole.
Rena Baird shared her pecan praline tort with friends at the Waterford Homemakers' December meeting.
Thursday evening the class was on making bread pudding and pralines.
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