baklava

or ba·kla·wa

[ bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah ]
/ ˈbɑ kləˌvɑ, ˌbɑ kləˈvɑ /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. baking powder,
  2. baking sheet,
  3. baking soda,
  4. bakke decision,
  5. bakkie,
  6. bakra,
  7. baksheesh,
  8. bakst,
  9. baku,
  10. bakunin

Origin of baklava

Borrowed into English from Turkish around 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for baklava

baklava

baclava

/ (ˈbɑːkləˌvɑː) /

noun

a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey

Word Origin for baklava

from Turkish

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Word Origin and History for baklava

baklava

n.

1650s, from Turkish.

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