Definition of borek in English:

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borek

Pronunciation: /bo͝oˈrek/

noun

An envelope of thin pastry filled with cheese, spinach, or ground meat and baked or fried.
Example sentences
  • Turkish cuisine is famous for its kebabs, stuffed eggplant and boreks—stuffed pastry with meat/spinach.
  • My contribution was a platter of boreks, which are Mediterranean phyllo pastries filled with a mixture of feta cheese, dill, chives, mint, parsley, toasted pine nuts, and nutmeg.
  • Every morning, the seven-month-old bakery's display case is stocked with enough buttery Turkish pastries and breakfast breads, or borek, to make the average New Yorker swear off cream cheese forever.

Origin

Turkish, 'pie'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bo·rek

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