lavash

noun
la·​vash | \ lə-ˈväsh How to pronounce lavash (audio) , -ˈvash; ˈlä-ˌväsh \

Definition of lavash

: a large, thin, soft or crisp flatbread with usually a rough surface from air bubbles

Examples of lavash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the rugged mountains of Germany's Westphalia region, bakers steam loaves of dense rye for up to 24 hours, while a round of Armenian lavash made from wheat turns blistered and brown after 30 seconds inside a tandoor oven. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 Johnson is plating horse butter, Aghajanian has just finished grilling the lavash for the smoked salmon, and Filler is wrapping the extra loaves of bread. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2022 Mica Talmor, who used to run Ba-Bite on Piedmont Avenue, is now serving mezze, hummus bowls, lavash wraps and entrees such as shakshuka or lamb kefta. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 26 Mar. 2020 While sangak is eaten with everything from stews to kebabs, lavash is even more common: The very thin rectangular or oval flatbread can be stored for days and made soft again by sprinkling with a little water and reheating. Anissa Helou, Saveur, 19 Mar. 2012 Using lavash, a flatbread popular in South Caucasus, Western Asia and the areas surrounding the Caspian Sea, my dad slides the eggplant off the spear and onto a platter, turning it over to my mom for the next step in the assembly line. Dayana Sarkisova, Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2019 Lay the lavash or saltine crackers on top, tightly fitting them next to each other. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Nov. 2019 Lay one piece of lavash bread flat on each pan, brush it with 1 teaspoon of canola oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Nov. 2019 The menu changes often, but appetizers with staying power include housemade sausage, classic mussels, and French feta topped with pistachios, dates, capers, and spiced honey and served with coriander lavash. al, 22 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of lavash

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lavash

Armenian

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Lavash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lavash. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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