nougat

[noo-guht, noo-gah]
noun
a chewy or brittle candy containing almonds or other nuts and sometimes fruit.

Origin:
1820–30; < French < ProvençalVulgar Latin *nucātum, noun use of neuter of *nucātus, equivalent to Latin nuc- (stem of nux) nut + -ātus -ate1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To nougat
Collins
World English Dictionary
nougat (ˈnuːɡɑː, ˈnʌɡət)
 
n
a hard chewy pink or white sweet containing chopped nuts, cherries, etc
 
[C19: via French from Provençal nogat, from noga nut, from Latin nux nut]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

nougat
"sweetmeat of almonds and other nuts," 1827, from Fr. nougat, from Prov. nougat "cake made with almonds," from O.Prov. nogat "nutcake," from noga, nuga "nut," from V.L. *nucatum (nom. *nuca), from L. nux (gen. nucis) "nut" (see nucleus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

nougat

aerated confection made by mixing nuts and sometimes fruit pieces in a sugar paste whose composition is varied to give either a chewy or a brittle consistency. Nougat originated in Mediterranean countries, where honey, together with almonds or other nuts, was beaten into egg whites and then sun-dried.

Learn more about nougat with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The nougat industry is a major consumer of almonds as well.
Put some of the nougat into the molds and with a small stick smooth it about the sides until it forms little cups.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature