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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.]
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(Cookery) a type of sweet Polish cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds
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(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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We ate cold stuffed fish with horse-radish, like the one your grandmother served on Saturday nights in Odessa--the dish of which you wrote that it was "worth converting to Judaism for." 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.