bouchée [boo-shey] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small patty shell of puff pastry, used especially for hot hors d’oeuvres.
Origin of bouchée 1840–50; French: literally, a mouthful, equivalent to bouche mouth (Latin bucca) + -ée Latin -āta -ate1 Examples from the Web for bouchee Historical Examples of bouchee
The guides called it bouchee, “corked,” and leaped out gayly into the water with their axes to “uncork” it.
Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for bouchee bouchée noun
- a small pastry case filled with a savoury mixture, served hot with cocktails or as an hors d’oeuvre
Word Origin for bouchée C19: from French: mouthful