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English definition of “vol-au-vent”

vol-au-vent

noun [C]     /ˈvɒl.ə.vɒ̃/ US  /ˌvɔː.loʊˈvɑ̃ː/
a small , light , cup-shaped pastry case filled with meat , fish , or vegetables in a sauce : chicken / mushroom / prawn vol-au-ventsPastry and pies
(Definition of vol-au-vent noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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