bouchée [boo-shey] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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.

    Little Rivers

    Henry van Dyke

  • British Dictionary definitions for bouchee bouchée noun

    1. 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

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