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petit beurre

[puh-tee bœr] /pə ti ˈbœr/
noun, plural petits beurre
[puh-tee bœr] /pə ti ˈbœr/ (Show IPA).
French Cookery.
a small, usually oblong butter cookie.
Origin of petit beurre
1905-10; < French: literally, little butter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We had no bread, but we discovered some petit-beurre biscuits, and left him turning them over and over.

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