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Definition of "baklava" [baklava]

  • A dessert made of paper-thin layers of pastry, chopped nuts, and honey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baklava" in a sentence
  • "In the Middle East, the term baklava can be used as a catch-all for syrup-soaked desserts."
  • "Save plenty of room for Arabic pastries called batlawa (the Greeks call it baklava) from Shatila in Dearborn, as much a bakery as a local gathering spot for families."
  • "The baklava is cut in generous portions and other Turkish specialties like kounafa (like cheesecake with a chewy exterior) or havlah (sort of like an almond or walnut fudge) are delicious and often free to sample."
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