Pavlova, a soft-centred meringue dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926. Australians claim they invented the dessert, but New Zealanders also claim that they invented it. The abbreviation pav, at least, is Australian, and recorded from 1966.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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