vol-au-vent

noun
\ˌvȯ-lō-ˈväⁿ \

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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