empanada

play
noun em·pa·na·da \ˌem-pə-ˈnä-də\

Definition of empanada

  1. :  a turnover with a sweet or savory filling

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


First Known Use: 1866


Learn More about empanada


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up empanada? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!