noun \ˌem-pə-ˈnä-də\

Definition of EMPANADA

:  a turnover with a sweet or savory filling

Origin of EMPANADA

American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of empanado, past participle of empanar to bread, from em- (from Latin in-) + pan bread, from Latin panis — more at food
First Known Use: 1882


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