[ luh-vahsh, -vash ]

  1. a large, sometimes leavened flatbread, soft when freshly baked and hard like a cracker when dried, common in Armenia, Iran, and other parts of Western and Central Asia.

Origin of lavash

First recorded in 1660–70; from Middle Armenian lawaš, Ottoman Turkish lavāš, from Persian lavāš; further origin uncertain

Words Nearby lavash Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lavash in a sentence

  • Having eaten the rice, each one ate a lavash too and all were perfectly satisfied, but there yet remained some rice and lavashees.

    Caucasian Legends | A. Goulbat
  • In front of each child lay a fresh lavash (roll), on which Zenobi had thoughtfully piled up a large amount of rice.

    Caucasian Legends | A. Goulbat