popover

noun
pop·​over | \ ˈpäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce popover (audio) \

Definition of popover

: a hollow quick bread shaped like a muffin and made from a thin batter of eggs, milk, and flour

Examples of popover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightly coat popover pans with nonstick cooking spray and heat the pans in the oven for at least 15 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale," 11 Sep. 2020 Lightly coat popover pans with nonstick cooking spray and heat the pans in the oven for at least 15 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale," 11 Sep. 2020 Lightly coat popover pans with nonstick cooking spray and heat the pans in the oven for at least 15 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale," 11 Sep. 2020 Lightly coat popover pans with nonstick cooking spray and heat the pans in the oven for at least 15 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale," 20 Aug. 2020 This breakfast delicacy is essentially a large, sweet popover that puffs up in the oven. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Make the most of the last of Texas’ strawberry season with the berries in breakfast, appetizer, dinner and dessert dishes," 6 May 2020 These fluffy skillet pancakes are like supersize popovers, perfect for piling on tasty toppings like lemon curd and berries, or go savory with ham and cheese. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Dutch Babies," 30 Apr. 2020 Things to cook today, and in the week to come, which no doubt will have its challenges: slow-cooker barbecued pulled pork; preheated oven popovers; pasta tahdig; sweet potato and chickpea curry; Japanese-style tuna noodle salad; Sri Lankan dal. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "What to Cook This Week," 22 Mar. 2020 Of course, service begins with signature Neiman Marcus popovers and strawberry butter in a miniature size. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: Spring hasn’t been canceled at NorthPark, Highland Park Village and Neiman Marcus," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of popover

1850, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Popover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popover. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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popover

noun
How to pronounce popover (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of popover

US : a type of bread roll that is very light and that is made from eggs, milk, and flour

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