lavash

noun

la·​vash lə-ˈväsh How to pronounce lavash (audio)
-ˈvash;
ˈlä-ˌväsh
: 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 Some lay lavash or potato slices on the bottom of the pot to create a crispy tahdig. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Made of marinated lamb or beef, the kebab is cooked on skewers and served alongside vegetables or wrapped up in lavash bread. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 28 Sep. 2023 Long thin slices are carved off by the chef and served to guests with lavash, a thin flatbread that’s more like a flour tortilla than the thick pita commonly served with, say, a doner kebab or gyro. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 18 July 2023 With spicy chili sauce and lots of onions, wrapped burrito-like in the lavash, cağ kebab is a hearty and rich meal. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 18 July 2023 The filet mignon is impossibly tender, almost melting into the lavash beneath. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2023 The options include a Chorizo & Egg Wrap with scrambled eggs, chorizo, vegetables, black beans, and spicy cheese sauce in a red pepper lavash (thin flatbread) and the Chicken & Roasted Pepper Wrap with chicken, poblano pepper, and cheese in a lavash. Hollyanna McCollom, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 June 2023 The Chicken & Roasted Pepper Wrap is filled with chicken, roasted peppers and cheese in a lavash wrap. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 Made from flour, salt and water (and usually unleavened, except in some cases — such as Armenian lavash), the thin bread is made for topping, dipping, making sandwiches or tacos, scooping up dinner and more. Samantha MacAvoy, Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Armenian

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lavash was in 1662

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“Lavash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lavash. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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