Baklava



a Near Eastern pastry made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling of ground nuts, baked and then drenched in a syrup of honey and sometimes rosewater.
Contemporary Examples

Gaziantep is famous for its baklava and this batch of twenty was expensive.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

Abed filled his mouth with a piece of the baklava, I needed to get our conversation going.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

He shrugged and took another piece of the baklava, considering it in his fingers for a moment.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

He said nothing about the baklava, but stood at the end of our table, his eyes resting on me, as if I should order.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014

noun
a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
n.

1650s, from Turkish.

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