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peach Melba

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noun
  1. a dessert consisting of cooked peach halves served with vanilla ice cream and Melba sauce.
Also peach melba, pêche Melba.

Origin of peach Melba

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for peach melba

peach Melba

noun
  1. a dessert made of halved peaches, vanilla ice cream, and Melba sauce

Word Origin

C20: named after Dame Nellie Melba
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