baklava

noun

: a dessert made of thin pastry, nuts, and honey

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Joseph Chahayed, the owner of the California gas station that sold the winning ticket, handed out baklava to dozens of onlookers Tuesday afternoon at his shop. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 Loukaniko, which is grilled pork sausage with orange zest and red wine, spanakopita and loads of Greek street foods like gyros, Greek fries and baklava sundaes. Cost: $5 for entry. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2022 Or, with a little notice, my mom would have warm gulab jamun or baklava ready to go. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 8 Oct. 2022 There are so many reasons to go to the Salt Lake City Greek Festival — the music, the culture, the baklava. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Sep. 2022 Get some fresh-baked cannolis or baklava for dessert. Adena Halpern, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2022 Along with creative scoops like cereal milk Oreo, raspberry tres leches and pistachio baklava, guests can customize their orders with colorful cones in flavors like red velvet and matcha. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 10 June 2022 Kamal’s eldest daughter Jefnah, and his wife, Yusra, fill the pastry case with their baklava and hilbah. Emily Wilson, Bon Appétit, 14 Sep. 2022 There’s the ground-floor Mediterranean restaurant, The Peacock, which serves up a variety of hummus and mouth-watering baklava for dessert. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Turkish

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baklava was in 1902

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“Baklava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baklava. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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