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zabaglione

[zah-buh l-yoh-nee; Italian dzah-bah-lyaw-ne]
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noun Italian Cookery.
  1. a foamy, custardlike mixture of egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine, usually served hot or chilled as a dessert.
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Also za·ba·io·ne, za·ba·jo·ne [zah-buh-yoh-nee; Italian dzah-bah-yaw-ne] /ˌzɑ bəˈyoʊ ni; Italian ˌdzɑ bɑˈyɔ nɛ/.

Origin of zabaglione

1895–1900; < Italian, variant of zabaione, perhaps < Late Latin sabai(a) an Illyrian drink + Italian -one augmentative suffix
Also called sabayon.
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Historical Examples

  • The very melodies of Verdi and Rossini are inextricably twined in our minds around memories of ravioli and zabaglione.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten


British Dictionary definitions for zabaglione

zabaglione

noun
  1. a light foamy dessert made of egg yolks, sugar, and marsala, whipped together and served warm in a glass
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Word Origin

Italian; probably related to Late Latin sabaia Illyrian drink made from grain
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