madeleine means: This is a small scalloped shell-shaped cake made from buttery and egg-rich batter. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does madeleine mean?
Small, scalloped- or shell-shaped cookies or cakes made with a similar rich batter to genoise. They can be flavoured with cinnamon, almonds or lemon. (in Cooking Dictionary)
This is a small, rich and delicious cake that’s baked in a mold with rounded edges. (in Merlin Dictionary)