1650s, from Turkish.
Greek pastry made in layers with thin leaves of phyllo dough, honey, sugar and chopped nuts.
- [Middle Eastern- Greek] a really sweet dessert made from levels of flaky pastry full of a combination of ground nuts (often pistachios) and sugar. The pastry is sliced, cooked, and brushed with a honey syrup flavored with lemon or rose water.
wealthy center Eastern dessert manufactured from thin levels of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey