[tim-buh l; for 1, 2 also French tan-bal; Spanish teem-bah-le for 3]
- Also timbale case. a small shell made of batter, fried usually in a timbale iron.
- a preparation, usually richly sauced, of minced meat, fish, or vegetables served in a timbale or other crust.
- timbales. Also called tim·ba·les cre·o·les [Spanish teem-bah-les kre-aw-les] /Spanish timˈbɑ lɛs krɛˈɔ lɛs/. two conjoined Afro-Cuban drums similar to bongos but wider in diameter and played with drumsticks instead of the hands.
Origin of timbale
1815–25; < French: literally, kettledrum. See timbal
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Examples from the Web for timbale
When done, remove paper from the timbale, and carefully lift the mould.Margaret Brown's French Cookery Book
Butter four timbale moulds, fill with the rice, and then turn them out.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book
Pour it into a small cup just large enough to hold the timbale iron.Civic League Cook Book
A rosette iron may be used instead of a timbale iron if desired.For Luncheon and Supper Guests
Pare the timbale shells after the recipes given with the irons.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book
Mary A. Wilson
- a mixture of meat, fish, etc, in a rich sauce, cooked in a mould lined with potato or pastry
- a plain straight-sided mould in which such a dish is prepared
C19: from French: kettledrum