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empanada

[em-puh-nah-duh; Spanish em-pah-nah-th ah] /ˌɛm pəˈnɑ də; Spanish ˌɛm pɑˈnɑ ðɑ/
noun, Latin-American Cookery.
1.
a turnover or mold of pastry filled with chopped or ground meat, vegetables, fruit, etc., and usually baked or fried.
Origin of empanada
1920-1925
1920-25; < American Spanish, equivalent to em- em-1 + pan bread +-ada, feminine of -ado -ate1
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Word Origin and History for empanada
n.

1939, American English, from Spanish empanada, past participle adjective (fem.) of empanar "to roll and fry."

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