palmier

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English[edit]

Petits Cœurs ou Palmiers.jpg

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French palmier, ellipsis of feuille de palmier (palm tree leaf), the original name of this pastry.

Noun[edit]

palmier (plural palmiers)

  1. A type of puff pastry biscuit made in the shape of a palm leaf and rolled in sugar.
    Synonym: elephant ear
    • 2007 January 30, Lily Koppel, “In a Bakery Window, Shades of Miss Havisham”, in New York Times[1]:
      Glass cases are filled with a pastel field of pink sweet buns, glossy guava-oozing pastries and their vanilla custard cousins, crispy, heart-shaped orejas (elephant ears, or, at French bakeries, palmiers), and conchas (shells).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

palme +‎ -ier

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pal.mje/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -je
  • Homophone: palmiers
  • Hyphenation: pal‧mier

Noun[edit]

palmier m (plural palmiers)

  1. palm, palm tree
  2. (baking) palmier (biscuit)

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  • Romanian: palmier

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French palmier (palm tree).

Noun[edit]

palmier m (plural palmieri)

  1. palm tree

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