American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- From Italian primavera ("spring"). (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, spring, primavera, from Late Latin prīma vēra, early spring, pl. of prīmum vēr : Latin prīmus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots + Latin vēr, spring; see wesr̥ in Indo-European roots.From Italian (alla) primavera, (in the) spring (style), from Late Latin prīma vēra; see primavera1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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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