millefeuille

mille-feuille

[meel-fœ-yuh]
noun, plural mille-feuilles [meel-fœ-yuh] . French Cookery.
napoleon ( def 1 ).
Also, millefeuille.


Origin:
1890–95; < French, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin; see milli-) + feuille leaf, sheet (< Latin folia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of folium)

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millefeuille (milfœj)
 
n
(Brit) US name: napoleon a small iced cake made of puff pastry filled with jam and cream
 
[literally: thousand leaves]

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