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bouchée

[boo-shey] /buˈʃeɪ/
noun
1.
a small patty shell of puff pastry, used especially for hot hors d'oeuvres.
Origin of bouchée
1840-1850
1840-50; < French: literally, a mouthful, equivalent to bouche mouth (< Latin bucca) + -ée < Latin -āta -ate1
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  • The guides called it bouchee, "corked," and leaped out gayly into the water with their axes to "uncork" it.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for bouchee

bouchée

/buːˈʃeɪ/
noun
1.
a small pastry case filled with a savoury mixture, served hot with cocktails or as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin
C19: from French: mouthful
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