Pronunciation: (nu-pō'lē-un, -pōl'yun), [key]
1. a pastry consisting of thin layers of puff paste interlaid with a cream or custard filling.
2. a former gold coin of France, equal to 20 francs and bearing a portrait either of Napoleon I or of Napoleon III.
3. Cards.
a. a game in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, stating the number of tricks they propose to win.
b. a bid in this game to take all five tricks of a hand.


Pronunciation: (nu-pō'lē-un, -pōl'yun), [key]
1. Louis Pronunciation: (lOO'ē; Fr. lwē). [key] See Napoleon III.
2. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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