[ boo-shey ]
/ buˈʃeɪ /
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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
Words nearby bouchée
Bouaké, Bouar, boubou, Bouchard, bouche, bouchée, Boucher, Boucher de Crèvecoeur de Perthes, Boucherville, Bouches-du-Rhône, bouchon
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How to use bouchée in a sentence
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 bouchée
/ (buːˈʃeɪ) /
a small pastry case filled with a savoury mixture, served hot with cocktails or as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin for bouchée
C19: from French: mouthful
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