Definitions for vol-au-ventvɔ loʊˈvɑ̃
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a shell of light pastry filled with chicken, meat, or fish in a sauce.
Origin of vol-au-vent:
1820–30; < F: lit., flight on the wind
puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
a small canapu00E9 - circular pieces of puff pastry with a small hole which accommodates various fillings, such as mushrooms, prawns, fruit, cheese, etc.
Origin: vol-au-vent literally, "flight in the wind"
a light puff paste, with a raised border, filled, after baking, usually with a ragout of fowl, game, or fish