Origin of madeleineFr, uncertain or unknown; perhaps after Madeleine Paulmier, 19th-c. French cook
Origin of madeleineFrench from earler gâteau à la Madeleine cake à la Madeleine after the name Madeleine , perhaps that of the person who invented or popularized the cakes
From French madeleine, earlier gÃ¢teau Ã la Madeleine, of uncertain origin; attributed in some sources to a 19th-century pastry cook Madeleine Paulmier whose existence is now considered dubious. (Compare Oxford English Dictionary, TrÃ©sor de la Langue FranÃ§aise)
- A female given name.
- He took a leading part in the negotiations connected with the king's marriages, first with Madeleine of France, and afterwards with Mary of Guise.
- He married Pauline Cassin, the authoress of the Peelle de Madeleine and other well-known novels.
- Madeleine belongs to the 18th and 19th centuries.
- De' Medici and a French princess, Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne.
- Albi occupies a commanding position on the left bank of the Tarn; it is united to its suburb of La Madeleine on the right bank by a medieval and a modern bridge.