Pronunciation: (mad'l-in, mad"l-ān'; Fr. madu-len'), [key]
—pl. mad•e•leinesPronunciation: (mad'l-inz, mad"l-ānz'; Fr. madu-len'). [key] French Cookery.
1. a small shell-shaped cake made of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter and baked in a mold.
2. something that triggers memories or nostalgia.
Pronunciation: (mad'l-in, -līn"; Fr. madu-len'), [key]
a female given name, form of Magdalen. Also,Mad'e•laine,Mad•e•lenePronunciation: (mad'l-in), [key] Mad'e•line, Mad'e•lyn.
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