Yes, this is a real culinary term. LOL!!!
A small mound shaped meringue, which often contains chopped nuts, cherries or coconut. The texture is light & chewy. (Doesn't that sound delicious?)
"Hearts of Palm"
Edible inner portion of the cabbage palm tree (FLA's state tree BTW.) They are slender, white, delicate and expensive. They resemble an asparagus with no tips and taste similar to that of an artichoke heart. When choosing fresh, look for slender white pieces that have no bruising or brown spots. They also come canned- yuck. Store refrigerated for no more than 3-4 days. Use in salads or stir fries or anywhere that you might use an artichoke.
Similar in taste and leafy appearance to that of the celery plant, only much stronger in taste. All parts are edible, but very strong taste so use sparingly. Our common "celery" seed is from the lovage plant. Once used in Greek & Roman times as a "love potion" (Sweet, hunh?)
(I hope you caught the "Valentine" insinuations with the posted terminology. LOL)