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barquette

[bahr-ket] /bɑrˈkɛt/
noun
1.
a small, boat-shaped pastry shell filled with a savory or sweet mixture and served as an hors d'oeuvre or dessert.
Origin of barquette
From French; See origin at barque, -ette
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Historical Examples
  • Tunis Latham did not make a practice of patronizing places similar to the barquette when he ate alone.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • "There's the barquette," said Miss Bostwick, with the air of one used daily to the grandeur of such hostelries.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • You remember that nice-looking farmer that came in to speak to me that time and took me to lunch at barquette's?

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
Contemporary definitions for barquette
noun

a boat-shaped pastry shell for either an appetizer or dessert filling

Usage Note

cooking

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