[nuh-poh-lee-uhn, -pohl-yuhn]
a pastry consisting of thin layers of puff paste interlaid with a cream or custard filling.
a former gold coin of France, equal to 20 francs and bearing a portrait either of Napoleon I or of Napoleon III.
a game in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, stating the number of tricks they propose to win.
a bid in this game to take all five tricks of a hand.

1805–15; < French napoléon Unabridged


[nuh-poh-lee-uhn, -pohl-yuhn]
Louis [loo-ee; French lwee] , Napoleon III.
a male given name.

Napoleon I

(Napoleon Bonaparte"the Little Corporal") 1769–1821, French general born in Corsica: emperor of France 1804–15.

Napoleon II

(François Charles Joseph Bonaparte; Duke of Reichstadt) 1811–32, titular king of Rome (son of Napoleon I).

Napoleon III

(Louis Napoleon; Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte) [loo-ee; French lwee] , 1808–73, president of France 1848–52, emperor of France 1852–70 (nephew of Napoleon I). Unabridged
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napoleon (nəˈpəʊlɪən)
1.  a former French gold coin worth 20 francs bearing a portrait of either Napoleon I or Napoleon III
2.  cards the full name for nap
3.  the US name for millefeuille
[C19: from French napoléon, after Napoleon I]

Napoleon I (nəˈpəʊlɪən)
full name Napoleon Bonaparte. 1769--1821, Emperor of the French (1804--15). He came to power as the result of a coup in 1799 and established an extensive European empire. A brilliant general, he defeated every European coalition against him until, irreparably weakened by the Peninsular War and the Russian campaign (1812), his armies were defeated at Leipzig (1813). He went into exile but escaped and ruled as emperor during the Hundred Days. He was finally defeated at Waterloo (1815). As an administrator, his achievements were of lasting significance and include the Code Napoléon, which remains the basis of French law

Napoleon II
Duke of Reichstadt. 1811--32, son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise. He was known as the King of Rome during the first French empire and was entitled Napoleon II by Bonapartists after Napoleon I's death (1821)

Napoleon III
full name Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, known as Louis-Napoleon. 1808--73, Emperor of the French (1852--70); nephew of Napoleon I. He led two abortive Bonapartist risings (1836; 1840) and was elected president of the Second Republic (1848), establishing the Second Empire in 1852. Originally successful in foreign affairs, he was deposed after the disastrous Franco-Prussian War

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Both parties had fought napoleon side by side in the peninsular war.
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