noun \ˌv-lō-ˈväⁿ\

Definition of VOL-AU-VENT

:  a baked patty shell filled with meat, fowl, game, or seafood in sauce

Origin of VOL-AU-VENT

French, literally, flight in the wind
First Known Use: 1828


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