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Melba

[mel-buh] /ˈmɛl bə/
noun
1.
(Dame) Nellie (Helen Porter Mitchell Armstrong) 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano.
2.
a female given name.
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Melba

/ˈmɛlbə/
noun
1.
Dame Nellie, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano
2.
(Austral, slang) do a Melba, to make repeated farewell appearances
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Melba

in various food preparations, especially peach Melba (1905) and Melba toast (1925) is in honor of Nellie Melba, stage name (based on Melbourne, Australia) of Australian-born operatic soprano Helen Mitchell (1861-1931).

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