- 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
Examples from the Web for baklava
Contemporary Examples of baklava
Gaziantep is famous for its baklava and this batch of twenty was expensive.
Abed filled his mouth with a piece of the baklava, I needed to get our conversation going.
He shrugged and took another piece of the baklava, considering it in his fingers for a moment.
He said nothing about the baklava, but stood at the end of our table, his eyes resting on me, as if I should order.
- a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
Word Origin for baklava
1650s, from Turkish.