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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
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