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

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, flight in the wind

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vol-au-vent was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Vol-au-vent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vol-au-vent. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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