bouchée

noun
bou·​chée | \ bü-ˈshā How to pronounce bouchée (audio) \

Definition of bouchée

: a small patty shell usually containing a creamed filling

Examples of bouchée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu consists of four bouchees, or small bites; four appetizers; four main courses plus three sides. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chefs may change at Frances, but the Castro restaurant remains a bright star," 25 Jan. 2018 The menu consists of four bouchees, or small bites; four appetizers; four main courses plus three sides. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chefs may change at Frances, but the Castro restaurant remains a bright star," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bouchée

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bouchée

French, literally, mouthful, from Old French buchiee, from Vulgar Latin *buccata, from Latin bucca cheek, mouth

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Cite this Entry

“Bouchée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bouch%C3%A9e. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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