Definitions

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

  • n. A thin leavened flatbread of Armenian origin.

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  • n. A soft, thin flatbread made with flour, water, yeast, and salt, baked in a tandoor. Toasted sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds are sometimes sprinkled on it before baking. Traditionally made in Armenia and other countries of the Caucasus and the Middle East.

Etymologies

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

Armenian, from Turkish lavaş.

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From Armenian լավաշ (lavaš) and partly from Turkish lavaş.

Examples

  • I affectionately call lavash "spice rack velcro," or a quick and easy way to make a small dent in my growing stockpile of spices.

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  • Nothing, absolutely nothing beats a warm piece of lavash bread folded over creamy feta cheese and a fat sprig of sweet basil or mint.

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  • Starting with the edge nearest you, carefully roll up each lavash; secure with a few toothpicks if necessary.

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  • In my weird synchronicity for the day, I had fresh lavash wrapped around greek cheese and baked for dinner, and now Alton is making ... you guessed it.

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  • The smell of warm borscht and lavash, apricot juice, invites my frozen muscles to sit.

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  • She saw her mother preparing lavash, slipping it into the tundir.

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  • Another is sabzi khordan, a plate of raw greens—scallions and watercress, mint and basil—which are eaten with the fingers, or tucked inside lavash with a slice of feta cheese.

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  • I opted to make my lavash with flour and was pleased with the results.

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  • The participants this month had the option to make lavash traditionally (with flour) or gluten-free.

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  • Pita bread or lavash, for serving 1. Grate the onions on the large holes of a box grater.

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