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baklava

or ba·kla·wa

[ bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah ]

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.


baklava

/ ˈbɑːkləˌvɑː /

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 History and Origins

Origin of baklava1

Borrowed into English from Turkish around 1815–25
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Word History and Origins

Origin of baklava1

from Turkish
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Example Sentences

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.

He took up a rich baklava dessert, saturated with honey, and devoured it.

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