shepherd's pie

noun

Definition of shepherd's pie

:a meat pie with a mashed potato crust

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First Known Use of shepherd's pie

1854


SHEPHERD'S PIE Defined for English Language Learners

shepherd's pie

noun

Definition of shepherd's pie for English Language Learners

  • : a dish of meat and sometimes vegetables covered with a crust of mashed potatoes


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