Definition of peach Melba in English:

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peach Melba

noun

A dish of ice cream and peaches with liqueur or sauce.
Example sentences
  • The most famous peach dessert, peach Melba, was created by Escoffier in 1893 to honour Dame Nellie Melba.
  • The desserts were a mix of old and new, like peach Melba and the chocolate plate, containing a quite tasty amalgam of all the latest fashions in chocolate.
  • There's a gourmet blueberry cobbler served in a little white ramekin, and a light version of peach Melba, flecked with almonds.

Origin

Named after Dame Nellie Melba (see Melba, Dame Nellie).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: peach Mel·ba

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