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 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, "Where there’s smoke, there’s an Armenian blistered eggplant dip," 26 Dec. 2019 Lay the lavash or saltine crackers on top, tightly fitting them next to each other., "SUGAR COOKIES WITH ROYAL ICING," 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., "SUGAR COOKIES WITH ROYAL ICING," 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, "Take a culinary tour of the world in Crestline Village," 22 Aug. 2019 Middle East Grill in Andersonville uses soft lavash bread baked next door at Middle East Bakery & Grocery to hold its intricately spiced slices of chicken ($7.25). Nick Kindelsperger,, "From shawarma to falafel, where to find the best Middle Eastern sandwiches in Chicagoland," 16 Aug. 2019 Tucked into a stemless martini glass are crunchy fresh vegetables and lavash crackers, gathered over a very pleasant hummus of peas and edamame. Phil Vettel,, "Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ ... so how’s the dinner?," 21 July 2019 That lavash, for instance, arrives warm, studded with herbs and comes with a garlicky tomato cucumber salad. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Lafayette’s new Middle Eastern bistro, Lavash," 19 June 2019 The stand prepares lavash wraps with made-to-order beef and chicken kebabs, and wings. Hadley Tomicki,, "A second Angler, Guisados in Beverly Hills and more L.A. restaurant news," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of lavash

1662, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2020

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“Lavash.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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