kouign-amann

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally, kouign-amann are baked in a large cake and served in slices (top), but it has become popular to prepare them as individual pastries (bottom).

Borrowed from Breton kouign-amann, from kouign (brioche; bun; cake) (ultimately from Latin cuneus (wedge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp)) + amann (butter) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷ- (to anoint; to smear)).

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Noun[edit]

kouign-amann (countable and uncountable, plural kouign-amann or kouign-amanns)

  1. A traditional Breton cake made of layers of butter, dough, and sugar.

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Breton[edit]

Breton Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From kouign (cake) +‎ amann (butter).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kouign-amann f (plural kouignoù-amann)

  1. kouign-amann

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Breton, from kouign (cake) + amann (butter).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwi.ɲa.man/, /kwi.nja.man/, /ku.ɲa.man/, /ku.nja.man/
  • Rhymes: -an
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Noun[edit]

kouign-amann m (plural kouign-amanns)

  1. kouign-amann
    Hypernym: gâteau