bak·​la·​va | \ ˈbä-klə-ˌvä How to pronounce baklava (audio) , ˌbä-klə-ˈvä How to pronounce baklava (audio) \

Definition of baklava

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

Examples of baklava in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This cozy tea house offers a tasty menu of Middle Eastern bites, including vegetarian-friendly falafel dishes and decadent baklava. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "14 places to order falafel in Greater Cleveland," 26 Aug. 2020 The store truly broadened residents’ palates with its signature homemade Mediterranean menu -- hummus, tabouli, sausage, spinach pies and fresh-baked baklava. John Benson, cleveland, "Rizk family sells Seven Hills’ popular George’s Deli known for iconic ‘Dairy Deli’ sign," 2 Sep. 2020 Desserts include rice pudding, baklava, sweet butter cookies and a pastry sampler. cleveland, "Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Festival is drive-thru event this year; runs Aug. 20-23 in Cleveland Heights," 19 Aug. 2020 Across the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Nordic Europe, cooks and bakers relish its floral fragrance and menthol bite, and use it in everything from rice pilaf and curry gravies to baklava and butter cookies. Max Falkowitz, Saveur, "Meet the Farmer Shaking Up the Guatemalan Cardamom Trade," 28 Nov. 2018 Where, exactly, is one of those food disputes that will never be resolved, along with the true origins of baklava pastry, hummus and the pisco sour cocktail. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Delicious Evolution of Mayonnaise," 9 July 2020 Gyros, spanakopita, moussaka and baklava can be delivered right to your car at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church’s 2020 Greek Festival. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "15 things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 25 June 2020 For dessert, there’s sweet and flaky baklava with cashews. Mike Sutter,, "San Antonio’s restaurant takeout stars: 2M Smokehouse, Clementine and Pasha shine during the coronavirus crisis," 23 Apr. 2020 Save room for housemade walnut baklava and the chocolate tahini ice cream bar. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "A playground for winter fun, Burlington delights the taste buds too," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of baklava

1902, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2020

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“Baklava.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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