vol-au-vent

vol-au-vent

[vaw-loh-vahn]
noun Cookery.
a large shell of light, flaky pastry for filling with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce.

Origin:
1820–30; < French: literally, flight on the wind

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vol-au-vent (French vɔlovɑ̃)
 
n
a very light puff pastry case filled either with a savoury mixture in a richly flavoured sauce or sometimes with fruit
 
[C19: from French, literally: flight in the wind]

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