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petit four

[pet-ee fawr, fohr; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔr, ˈfoʊr; French pə ti ˈfur/
noun, plural petits fours
[pet-ee fawrz, fohrz; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔrz, ˈfoʊrz; French pə ti ˈfur/ (Show IPA),
petit fours.
1.
a small teacake, variously frosted and decorated.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: literally, small oven
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British Dictionary definitions for petit fours

petit four

/ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔː; French pəti fur/
noun (pl) petits fours (ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔːz; French) (pəti fur)
1.
any of various very small rich sweet cakes and biscuits, usually decorated with fancy icing, marzipan, etc
Word Origin
French, literally: little oven
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Word Origin and History for petit fours

see petit.

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