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baklava

or ba·kla·wa

[bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah]
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noun
  1. a Near Eastern pastry made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling of ground nuts, baked and then drenched in a syrup of honey and sometimes rosewater.
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Origin of baklava

Borrowed into English from Turkish around 1815–25
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baklava

baclava

noun
  1. a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
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Word Origin

from Turkish
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Word Origin and History for baklava

n.

1650s, from Turkish.

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