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baklava

or baklawa

[bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah] /ˈbɑ kləˌvɑ, ˌbɑ kləˈvɑ/
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.
Origin of baklava
1815-1825
Borrowed into English from Turkish around 1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for baklawa

baklava

/ˈbɑːkləˌvɑː/
noun
1.
a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
Word Origin
from Turkish
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Word Origin and History for baklawa

baklava

n.

1650s, from Turkish.

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