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Definition of "baba" [ba•ba]

  • A leavened rum cake, usually made with raisins. (noun)
  • A small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba) (noun)

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Use "baba" in a sentence
  • "Audio file: listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word baba cool and read the example sentence (above): Download baba_cool. wav"
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  • "In one of the culinary curiosities of the Middle East, eggplant and tahini dip is called baba ghanoush all over Lebanon, and as soon as you cross the border into Syria it's called moutabal."