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

Definition of pavlova

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

Examples of pavlova in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strawberry floating island doesn't take as long to make, but the pavlova is worth the extra time. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2022 The dessert has a playful look: fresh fruit balls surround a tropical pavlova with a passion fruit coulis drizzled on the meringue. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Dessert choices are a chocolate bar, lemon tart, a chocolate and strawberry heart and a pavlova. Susan Dunne,, 8 Feb. 2022 Save room for the pavlova ($10), a meringue dessert adorned with chunks of rhubarb and strawberry rounds; dots of saba, a concentrate of grape must, add depth to the otherwise ethereal dessert. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021 The menu starts with chocolata clams duo, followed by Pacific lump crab chowder and either the catch of the a la talla or black axiote octopus, all finished off with a coconut lemongrass pavlova. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Dinner could be had at San Lorenzo, the hotel’s coastal Italian restaurant that serves a dreamy pavlova for dessert. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, 10 June 2021 Utilize summer-ripe berries or garden-fresh mint for a seasonal pavlova recipe. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2021 Topping pavlova with an uncomplicated yet stunning yogurt, cranberry, pomegranate, currant, and mint leaf ornamentation makes the wreath festive. Dallas News, 3 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pavlova

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pavlova

Anna Pavlova

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14 May 2022

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“Pavlova.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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Pavlova biographical name

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

Definition of Pavlova

Anna 1882–1931 Russian ballerina


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