empanada

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noun em·pa·na·da \ ˌem-pə-ˈnä-də \

Definition of empanada

:a turnover with a sweet or savory filling

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Origin and Etymology 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


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