pri·​ma·​vera ˌprē-mə-ˈver-ə How to pronounce primavera (audio)
: served with a mixture of fresh vegetables (such as zucchini, snow peas, and broccoli)
usually used postpositively
pasta primavera

Examples of primavera in a Sentence

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Word History


borrowed from Italian, short for alla primavera "in the style of springtime"; primavera "spring," going back to Vulgar Latin *prīmavēra, feminine noun derivative (perhaps originally neuter plural), based on Latin prīmō vēre "in the early spring," from prīmō, ablative of prīmus "first, earliest" + vēre, ablative of vēr "spring" — more at prime entry 2, vernal

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of primavera was in 1966

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“Primavera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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