from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A custardlike dish of cheese, chicken, fish, or vegetables baked in a drum-shaped pastry mold.
  • n. The pastry mold in which this food is baked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A drum-shaped mould used to cook food.
  • n. An individual serving of food so cooked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seasoned preparation, as of chicken, lobster, cheese, or fish, cooked in a drum-shaped mold; also, a pastry case, usually small, filled with a cooked mixture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, a confection of pastry with various fillings: so called from the French name of the mold it takes its shape from.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small pastry shell for creamy mixtures of minced foods
  • n. individual serving of minced e.g. meat or fish in a rich creamy sauce baked in a small pastry mold or timbale shell


French, timbal, mold; see timbal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French timbale. (Wiktionary)



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