from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pavlova, Anna 1882-1931. Russian ballerina famous for her roles in Swan Lake and Les Sylphides.

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  • proper n. Transliteration of the Russian surname Павлова. The feminine variant of Pavlov.

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  • n. a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
  • n. Russian ballerina (1882-1931)


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  • 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).

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  • A Pavlova is a meringue with a light crunchy exterior and soft fluffy inside.

    Pavlova - the Australian dessert

  • "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.

    Mixed Berry Pavlova Dessert- Meringue Cake

  • It is clear, though, that pavlovas were named after Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova when she toured both New Zealand and Australia in 1926.

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  • Prose and Potatoes: Berry Pavlova with Rhubarb-Lime Custard Filling skip to main | skip to sidebar

    Berry Pavlova with Rhubarb-Lime Custard Filling

  • I must say though that the Strawberry Pavlova was demolited at great speed.

    Constantia Uitsig

  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • Where, then, does the color of “Pavlova” logically go?

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  • 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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