a rich Greek and Middle Eastern pastry consisting of sheets of phyllo layered with chopped nuts, butter, and cinnamon, baked, and soaked in a honey or sugar syrup
Origin of baklavaTurkish
A dessert made of paper-thin layers of pastry, chopped nuts, and honey.
Origin of baklavaUltimately (partly via Greek and Armenian) from Ottoman Turkish possibly colloquial alteration of baklavī chain mail (perhaps because a tray of baklava cut into lozenges somewhat resembles chain mail) from Ottoman naval jargon bakla chain link from Ottoman Turkish bakla fava bean (the oblong shape of a chain link being likened to that of a bean) from Arabic baqla leguminous plant from baqala to sprout Akkadian baqālu to malt, sprout and Ge'ez baqwala to sprout
From Turkish baklava.