Primavera definition

prēmə-vĕrə
The wood of this tree, used in cabinetry.
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Describing a light vegetable sauce, especially one served with pasta.
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Garnished or served with assorted fresh vegetables.

Pasta primavera; shrimp in a primavera sauce.

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A tree (Tabebuia donnell-smithii) of Mexico and Central America, having opposite, palmately compound leaves, yellow flowers, and close-grained, light-colored wood.
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Prepared with an assortment of lightly cooked, fresh, usually young vegetables in a light cream sauce.

Spaghetti primavera.

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Origin of primavera

  • Spanish spring, primavera from Late Latin prīma vēra early spring pl. of prīmum vēr Latin prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots Latin vēr spring wesr̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian (alla) primavera (in the) spring (style) from Late Latin prīma vēra primavera1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian primavera (“spring").

    From Wiktionary