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empanada

[ em-puh-nah-duh; Spanish em-pah-nah-thah ]
/ ˌɛm pəˈnɑ də; Spanish ˌɛm pɑˈnɑ ðɑ /
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noun Latin-American Cooking.

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

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Origin of empanada

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