vol-au-vent

noun
\ ˌvȯ-lō-ˈväⁿ How to pronounce vol-au-vent (audio) \

Definition of vol-au-vent

: a baked patty shell filled with meat, fowl, game, or seafood in sauce

First Known Use of vol-au-vent

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vol-au-vent

French, literally, flight in the wind

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“Vol-au-vent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vol-au-vent. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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