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A coffeecake shaped like a loaf or a cylinder and often flavored with chocolate, cinnamon, nuts, or dried fruit such as raisins.

[Polish, diminutive of baba, old woman.]


(Cookery) a type of sweet Polish cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds


(ˈbɑb kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a spongy yeast cake.
[1965–70; < Polish, diminutive of baba baba]
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Noun1.babka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almondsbabka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
coffee cake, coffeecake - a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
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SPRINGFIELD - Rosemary Bobka Zahler Schamber of Springfield died May 23 of renal failure.
We interpreted this as anti-predator behaviour that increased travel costs to move away from disturbance (Formaniwicz and Bobka 1988), and perhaps more importantly, reduced opportunity to forage in optimal habitat when humans are most active (Creel et al.
Each day she made three full meals, which always included baked bread such as chalah, bobka or biscuits.
Bobka CA, Stewart LA, Engelken GJ, Golitz LE, Newman LS.
We drank a toast to your Aunt Bobka, in whose jam strudel and poppy-seed pie you tasted "the heart of our tribe, the heart so good at struggle"--and our strudel and our pie were just as stirring.