bavarois

noun

ba·​var·​ois ˌbä-vär-ˈwä How to pronounce bavarois (audio)
: bavarian cream
David Bouley … also uses herbs in a number of desserts, including lemon thyme macaroons and peaches roasted with savory, then stuffed with a peach bavarois.Karen MacNeil, New York Times Magazine, 14 Oct. 1990

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French bavaroise (short for crème bavaroise "Bavarian cream") or bavarois (short for fromage bavarois "Bavarian cheese")

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bavarois was in 1846

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“Bavarois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bavarois. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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