timbale

noun tim·bale \ ˈtim-bəl ; tim-ˈbäl , tam- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of timbale

1 a : a creamy mixture (as of meat or vegetables) baked in a mold; also : the mold in which it is baked
b : a small pastry shell filled with a cooked timbale mixture
2 or less commonly timbal play \ˈtim-bəl\ : one of a set of single-headed cylindrical drums played with sticks usually used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of timbale

French, literally, kettledrum


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