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vol-au-vent

[vaw-loh-vahn] /vɔ loʊˈvɑ̃/
noun, Cookery.
1.
a large shell of light, flaky pastry for filling with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French: literally, flight on the wind
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vol-au-vent

/French vɔlovɑ̃/
noun
1.
a very light puff pastry case filled either with a savoury mixture in a richly flavoured sauce or sometimes with fruit
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: flight in the wind
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