Etymology
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praline (n.)

1727, prawlin, "confection made of almonds stirred into boiling sugar and water," from French praline (17c.), from the name of Marshal Duplessis-Praslin (1598-1675, pronounced "praline"), "whose cook invented this confection" [Klein]. Modern spelling in English from 1809. The name was transferred 19c. to other similar preparations.

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Definitions of praline

praline (n.)
cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans;
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