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 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,, "David Kinch’s Mentone and other new Bay Area restaurants open for takeout during coronavirus," 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, "Iran: The Land of Bread and Spice," 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, "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

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First Known Use of lavash

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Lavash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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