pavlova

noun, often capitalized
pav·lo·va | \ ˈpav-lə-və , pav-ˈlō- \

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 , pav-ˈlō- \

Definition of Pavlova (Entry 2 of 2)

Anna 1882–1931 Russian ballerina

Examples of pavlova in a Sentence

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Top the pavlova: Whip cream and brown sugar together in a bowl until stiff. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not a peep of stress: A foolishly simple menu for an April 1 Easter," 20 Mar. 2018 In addition to using some of this as filling for Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake (see related recipe), spoon it over ice cream or yogurt or a pavlova, or spread it between cake layers. Cathy Barrow, charlotteobserver, "Here’s how I finally got my Bundt cake out of its pan | Charlotte Observer," 27 Feb. 2018 Fish and chips are popular, as is pavlova, which is a dessert cake of fruit and meringue. Jan Lugenbuhl, NOLA.com, "Fontainebleau High students saves $10,000 for semester in Australia," 20 Sep. 2017 For dessert there’s Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s pavlova with figs. Lucy Feldman, Time, "Celebrate Fall With These 6 Cookbooks," 14 Sep. 2017 Pie, pavlova, salad and more: Our favorite summer berry recipes >> Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Berries are in season. We have recipes," 5 May 2017

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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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