pavlova

noun, often capitalized
pav·​lo·​va | \ ˈpav-lə-və How to pronounce pavlova (audio) , pav-ˈlō- How to pronounce pavlova (audio) \

Definition of pavlova

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a dessert of Australian and New Zealand origin consisting of a meringue shell topped with whipped cream and usually fruit

Pavlova

biographical name
Pav·​lo·​va | \ ˈpav-lə-və How to pronounce Pavlova (audio) , pav-ˈlō- \

Definition of Pavlova (Entry 2 of 2)

Anna 1882–1931 Russian ballerina

Examples of pavlova in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The prixe fixe dinner menu ($50 per person) offers three courses complete with one of beaucoup options for dessert, including the peach and fig pavlova or the plum crisp. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 End with crispy apple fritters or strawberry pavlova. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 The sculptural geometries of meat and fish, the swoops of sauces, a style of visual drama usually reserved for pastry: Throughout the meal, there are subliminal messages that keep the appetite primed for a finale of soufflé or peach pavlova. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Bon Temps in Downtown L.A., the brilliant desserts are only the beginning," 29 Aug. 2019 Veering lighter, an inverted pavlova involves a near-floating meringue, looking like an enormous mushroom cap, hiding peaches cut into ribbons, blackberries and white verjus sorbet; a tableside pour of lemongrass consommé adds piercing fragrance. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Bon Temps in Downtown L.A., the brilliant desserts are only the beginning," 29 Aug. 2019 Your wait for pavlova will be rewarded with a gorgeous dessert. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: For a glorious summer dessert, make individual Pavlovas topped with berries and cream," 10 June 2019 Items like ambrosia, bombe Alaska, pavlova, and banana split sundaes have made a bold return with a contemporary spin. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Pavlova and Updated ’80s Desserts Christmas in New Zealand would not be complete without a pillowy pavlova topped with fresh cream, strawberries, and kiwifruit. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Folklore has it that Eton mess is a pavlova that hit the pavement during a college cricket match — hence its messy demeanor. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of pavlova

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pavlova

Noun

Anna Pavlova

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2 Dec 2019

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“Pavlova.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pavlova. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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