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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A confection made from a sugar or honey paste into which nuts are mixed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A confection of honey or sugar and roasted nuts, often with other ingredients.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cake, sweetmeat, or confection made with almonds or other nuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A confection made usually of chopped almonds and pistachio-nuts embedded in a sweet paste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste

Etymologies

French, from Provençal, from nougo, nut, from Old Provençal noga, from Vulgar Latin *nuca, from Latin nux, nuc-, nut.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French nougat, from Occitan nougat, variant of Old Provençal nogat, from noga ("nut"), from Latin nux ("nut"). Compare Spanish nuégado. (Wiktionary)

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