Main definitions of allumette in US English:

: allumette1allumette2

allumette1

noun

  • A thin strip cut from a vegetable or other food.

    ‘a pile of deep-fried crispy leek allumettes’

Origin

French, literally ‘matchstick’.

Pronunciation

allumette

/ˌalo͞oˈmet//ˌæluˈmɛt/

Main definitions of allumette in US English:

: allumette1allumette2

allumette2

noun

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

  • 2Cookery. 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

/ˌalo͞oˈmet//ˌæluˈmɛt/