bouchée

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noun bou·chée \bü-ˈshā\

Definition of bouchée

  1. :  a small patty shell usually containing a creamed filling

Origin and Etymology of bouchée

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


First Known Use: 1846


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