American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pavlova, Anna 1882-1931. Russian ballerina famous for her roles in Swan Lake and Les Sylphides.
- n. Transliteration of the Russian surname Павлова. The feminine variant of Pavlov.
- n. a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
- n. Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
“In a hotel restaurant overlooking the Swan River, whose claim to fame was the invention of the dessert called the Pavlova (in honour of the great dancer's visit to Australia), I sang Garcia Lorca songs with Antonio and even managed a little ditty that Paco played in Saura's Carmen (deja de llorar, no lloras mas).”
“A Pavlova is a meringue with a light crunchy exterior and soft fluffy inside.”
“Pavlova", a famous Australian dessert, is basically a meringue cake with a light, delicate, crisp crust and a soft & sweet marshmallow center that is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar.”
“It is clear, though, that pavlovas were named after Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova when she toured both New Zealand and Australia in 1926.”
“Prose and Potatoes: Berry Pavlova with Rhubarb-Lime Custard Filling skip to main | skip to sidebar”
“I must say though that the Strawberry Pavlova was demolited at great speed.”
“Number of times each color term is listedin the Argus newspaper (Melbourne) where “Pavlova” is also mentioned separately 31 times as a “new season” color:”
“In that case the stock may well have been divided between thesix other outlets as well; and/or (c) the colored fabrics mentioned most often, above all “Pavlova,” were exceedingly hard to move or sell on locally.”
“Where, then, does the color of “Pavlova” logically go?”
“According to the Canberra Times of March 11, 1929 (p. 4), Pavlova won the highweight handicap at Rosehill by 2½ lengths.”
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