Definition of allumette in English:

allumette

noun

  • 1A match, spill, etc., used for lighting something.

  • 2Cookery
    Cookery. Chiefly in plural A thin strip cut from a vegetable or other item of food, so as to resemble a matchstick.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Barlow. From Middle French, French allumette match, food cut in the shape of a match from allumer to set light to + -ette.

Pronunciation

allumette

/alʊˈmɛt/