Napoleon

Definition of Napoleon

Pronunciation: nä`pō´lē`ŭn; F. pron. nä`pō`lā`ǒN´
1.Napoleon Bonaparte (or Buonaparte), Born at Ajaccio, Corsica, Aug. 15, 1766, or, according to some, at Corte, Jan. 7, 1768; died at Longwood, St. Helena, May 5, 1821. Emperor of the French 1804-14.
n.1.A French gold coin of twenty francs, no longer minted or circulated. It bore the portrait of Napoleon I. or Napoleon III.
2.(Card Playing) A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them.
3.A Napoleon gun.
4.A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century.
5.A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long.
6.a puff pastry confection, usually layered, with a filling of custard or cream, or sometimes jelly.

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Bonaparte, Emperor, full general, general, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I, the Little Corporal
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