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.
a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
1650s, from Turkish.
noun (pl) -ra, -ras a White person, esp one from Britain adjective (of people) White, esp British
a tip, present, or gratuity. to give a tip. Historical Examples Still, I am sorry now I didn’t contribute the baksheesh he expected. The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine Those incapables had no doubt been after David for baksheesh, and he felt just that way. The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine The first word these […]
a tip, present, or gratuity. to give a tip. Historical Examples bakshish is a gift of money which an Oriental expects and demands for the most trifling service. The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton bakshish they call it here too; that word accompanies you round the world! Round the Wonderful World G. […]
Léon Nikolaevich [lyi-awn nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lyɪˈɔ̃ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1866–1924, Russian painter and designer. Historical Examples Go in for a gay riot of colour, such combinations as are known as Bakst colouring,—if that happens to be your fancy. The Art of Interior Decoration Grace Wood Noah’s arks, big enough to be lived in […]