prepared with an assortment of lightly cooked, fresh, usually young vegetables in a light cream sauce: spaghetti primavera
Origin of primaveraIt, literally , spring (the season)
or pri·ma ve·ra
- A tree (Tabebuia donnell-smithii) of Mexico and Central America, having opposite, palmately compound leaves, yellow flowers, and close-grained, light-colored wood.
- The wood of this tree, used in cabinetry. Also called white mahogany .
Origin of primaveraSpanish 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 wes&rlowring; in Indo-European roots.
Garnished or served with assorted fresh vegetables: pasta primavera; shrimp in a primavera sauce.
Origin of primaveraFrom Italian (alla) primavera (in the) spring (style) from Late Latin prīma vēra ; see primavera 1.
From Italian primavera (“spring").