from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree (Cybistax donnellsmithii) of Mexico and Guatemala, having opposite, palmately compound leaves, yellow flowers, and close-grained, light-colored wood.
- n. The wood of this tree, used in cabinetry. Also called white mahogany.
- adj. Garnished or served with assorted fresh vegetables: pasta primavera; shrimp in a primavera sauce.
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- adj. Describing a light vegetable sauce, especially one served with pasta
In Italian, spring, la primavera, is feminine; l'estate, l'autumno, l'inverno, are masculine; in verse il verno is occasionally used for the winter, and the gender of summer is sometimes changed to a feminine substantive, la state.
As a culinary term, "primavera" refers to the use of fresh vegetables.
Penne Primavera - Ah the bitter irony of making something titled "primavera" with two solid feet of snow on the ground.
Look, Sam says, and shows me the best-before date on the freeze-dried meal of pasta primavera.
I could have eaten for a week off my plate of primavera alone.
Dona de primavera, de Joan Margarit, per the Luis Garca Montero:
Suave como vientos de primavera, a ella le gustaba su cafÃ©,
When the comedian challenged him to "name something as flavorful as pepperoni pizza," Jacobson blurted out, "Pasta primavera with spicy tomato sauce and a little Parmesan cheese."
It was a memorable meal Frank and I had oso buco, Gene had risotto, Anne had pasta primavera, and the four of us sent two bottles of a particularly nice Dolcetto into San José's recycling program, and, like all good meals, the conversation was delightful.
It was a memorable meal Frank and I had oso buco, Gene had risotto, Anne had pasta primavera, and the four of us sent two bottles of a particularly nice Dolcetto into San JosÃ©'s recycling program, and, like all good meals, the conversation was delightful.
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