- a crisp candy made of nuts, esp. almonds, browned in boiling sugar
- any of various confections similarly made, esp. a soft or crisp candy patty made of pecans and brown sugar, maple syrup, etc.
Origin of pralineFr, after Marshal Duplessis-Praslin (1598-1675), whose cook is said to have invented it
- A confection made of nut kernels, especially almonds or pecans, stirred in boiling sugar syrup until crisp and brown.
- A hard candy made of sugar, butter, milk or cream, and pecans.
Origin of pralineFrench after César de Choiseul, Comte du Plessis- Praslin (1598-1675), French army officer