adjective, adverb French Cookery.
(of meat or fish) in a wrapping of foil or oiled paper: fish baked en papillote.
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- en face,
- en famille,
- en fête,
- en garde,
- en masse,
- en passant,
- en pension,
- en plein,
- en plein air,
- en prise
Origin of en papillote
< French: literally, in parchment
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