Meaning of timbale

tim•bale

Pronunciation: (tim'bul for 1, 2 also Fr. tan&sylpbal' Sp. tēm&sylpbä'le for 3), [key]
— pl. -bales
  1. a small shell made of batter, fried usually in a timbale iron.
  2. a preparation, usually richly sauced, of minced meat, fish, or vegetables served in a timbale or other crust.
  3. Also calledtwo conjoined Afro-Cuban drums similar to bongos but wider in diameter and played with drumsticks instead of the hands.
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