Definition of popover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpäpˌōvər/


North American
A light muffin made from a thin batter, which rises to form a hollow shell when baked.
Example sentences
  • The deep silence that greeted us every morning all but mandated the house-livening presence of breakfast baking - pancakes, popovers, cranberry clafoutis, blueberry coffeecake.
  • First, the chef prepares the ground with a barrage of giant popovers - steaming Yorkshire puddings as big as elephant knuckles, and weighted on their tops with crusts of Gruyère cheese.
  • However, their small size is echoed in small baked batter puddings made elsewhere: for example the American popover, and the Austrian Pfitzkauf which is eaten as a dessert with fruit.

Words that rhyme with popover


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Syllabification: pop·o·ver

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