Dn melba

Melba

[mel-buh]
noun
1.
(Dame) Nellie (Helen Porter Mitchell Armstrong) 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano.
2.
a female given name.
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Melba1 (ˈmɛlbə)
 
n
1.  Dame Nellie, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861--1931, Australian operatic soprano
2.  slang (Austral) do a Melba to make repeated farewell appearances

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Melba
in various food preparations, esp. 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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