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

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Armenian barbecue, tolma, lavash, cheese, different salads. . Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture," 25 June 2018 The cooks will offer demonstrations and bake lavash flatbread. Max Kutner, Smithsonian, "These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Song and Instrumentals Blend East with West," 28 June 2018 There’s wild striped bass ceviche, tart with grapefruit kosho and sumac, served with lavash crackers sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds. Devra First,, "How does Fenway Eventide stack up to the original?," 4 June 2018 Luna Grill’s Warrior Wrap ($8.75) is made with gyros, simply seasoned fries, spicy yogurt sauce, feta, tomato and lettuce on a choice of multigrain lavash or pita. Carolina Gusman,, "Salad takes center stage in May at local restaurants for National Salad Month," 24 May 2018 Two types of lavash, or flatbread, always grace the table: dry, for crumbling into the broth, and fresh, for draping over the bowl to seal in the heat. Benjamin Kemper, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)," 27 Feb. 2018 Purists, like Hovhannisyan, insist that fresh lavash—torn and folded for easy scooping—is the only acceptable utensil for eating khash, and that vodka, never wine or beer, is its only worthy sidekick. Benjamin Kemper, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)," 27 Feb. 2018 No more kuku, my mother’s Persian herb frittata; no more kalbas sandwiches: all-beef mortadella wrapped in lavash bread. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "I Hid Who I Was for So Long. Until I Became a Cook.," 16 Mar. 2018 Check out the four-course prix fixe with dishes like roasted lamb lavash, wild mushroom croquettes, linguine calabrese and a chocolate caramel tart.$65/person, 4-10 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and 3-10 p.m. Feb. 17. Grace Wong,, "55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date," 6 Feb. 2018

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1662, in the meaning defined above

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