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Definition of "praline" []

  • A confection made of nut kernels, especially almonds or pecans, stirred in boiling sugar syrup until crisp and brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "praline" in a sentence
  • "Syrin -- The chewy praline is a Central Texas thing, they'd never fly in Louisiana."
  • "The law school dean, who says his instructor would describe him as "diligent and well-meaning," raised funds at a tempting "praline" party hosted by friend and attorney Nancy Couvillon, where guests learned how to cook the tempting desserts."
  • "The core of the company's operation is still designer chocolates — indeed, its "7 Deadly Sins to Share," a stark, postmodern box filled with black currant and Champagne (pride), almond praline (wrath) and passion fruit (envy) chocolates, among others, may be this Valentine's Day's most high-concept box of candy."