empanada

[ em-puh-nah-duh; Spanish em-pah-nah-th ah ]
/ ˌɛm pəˈnɑ də; Spanish ˌɛm pɑˈnɑ ðɑ /

noun Latin-American Cookery.

a turnover or mold of pastry filled with chopped or ground meat, vegetables, fruit, etc., and usually baked or fried.

Origin of empanada

1920–25; < American Spanish, equivalent to em- em-1 + pan bread +-ada, feminine of -ado -ate1
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