[ em-puh-nah-duh; Spanish em-pah-nah-thah ]

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

Origin of empanada

First recorded in 1920–25; from Latin American Spanish, equivalent to em- em-1 + pan “bread” +-ada, feminine of -ado -ate1

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