baklawa

baklava

[bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah]
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.
Also, baklawa [bah-kluh-vah, bah-kluh-vah] .


Origin:
1815–25; < Turkish

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baklava or baclava (ˈbɑːkləˌvɑː)
 
n
a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
 
[from Turkish]
 
baclava or baclava
 
n
 
[from Turkish]

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baklava
1650s, from Turkish.
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