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patty shell

Syllabification: pat·ty shell

Definition of patty shell in English:


A shell of puff pastry with a cooked meat or vegetable filling.
Example sentences
  • Your pie is constructed in front of you, which gives you the option of having the shell on top of the stew, or, as I prefer, the molten stew poured onto the patty shell!

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