from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confection made of nut kernels, especially almonds or pecans, stirred in boiling sugar syrup until crisp and brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of confection made from almonds and other nuts and caramelized sugar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A confection made of nut kernels, usually of almonds, roasted in boiling sugar until brown and crisp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
French, after César de Choiseul, Comte du Plessis-Praslin (1598-1675), French army officer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French praline (Wiktionary)