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petit four

noun [C] uk   /ˌpet.iˈfɔːr/ us    /ˌpet̬.iˈfɔːr/ ( plural petits fours   /ˌpet.iˈfɔːr/    /ˌpet̬.iˈfɔːr/)
a small cake or biscuit, usually served at the end of a meal with coffee
Translations of “petit four”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指飯後配咖啡吃的)小蛋糕,小甜餅…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指饭后配咖啡吃的)小蛋糕,小甜饼…
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