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paskha

Line breaks: pas¦kha
Pronunciation: /ˈpaskə
 
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Definition of paskha in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A rich Russian dessert made with curd cheese, dried fruit, nuts, and spices and traditionally eaten at Easter.
Example sentences
  • In Russia paskha, an enriched mixture of curd cheese, spices, nuts, dried fruit, and sugar, is traditionally eaten at Easter.
  • In Russia, for example, the traditional Easter foods are a nut and fruit filled yeast cake called kulich and an accompanying sweet cheese spread called paskha.
  • The paskha is traditionally made in a special wooden pyramid-shaped mould (although a terracotta flowerpot can just as easily be used) and then decorated with dried fruit and nuts once it comes out of the mould.

Origin

Russian, literally 'Easter'.

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