Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dessert consisting of fresh or poached peaches and vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce.

Etymologies

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

[After Dame Nellie Melba, for whom the dish was created by Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1890s.]

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