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bouchée

[boo-shey]
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noun
  1. a small patty shell of puff pastry, used especially for hot hors d'oeuvres.
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Origin of bouchée

1840–50; < French: literally, a mouthful, equivalent to bouche mouth (< Latin bucca) + -ée < Latin -āta -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. a small pastry case filled with a savoury mixture, served hot with cocktails or as an hors d'oeuvre
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Word Origin

C19: from French: mouthful
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