vol-au-vent

[ vaw-loh-vahn ]
/ vɔ loʊˈvɑ̃ /
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noun Cookery.

a large shell of light, flaky pastry for filling with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce.

Nearby words

  1. voit,
  2. voiture,
  3. voivode,
  4. voix céleste,
  5. vojvodina,
  6. vol.,
  7. vola,
  8. volacious,
  9. volans,
  10. volant

Origin of vol-au-vent

1820–30; < French: literally, flight on the wind

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British Dictionary definitions for vol-au-vent

vol-au-vent

/ (French vɔlovɑ̃) /

noun

a very light puff pastry case filled either with a savoury mixture in a richly flavoured sauce or sometimes with fruit

Word Origin for vol-au-vent

C19: from French, literally: flight in the wind

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