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ba·ba

or ba·ba au rhum  (bä′bä ō rŭm′)
n.
A leavened rum cake, usually made with raisins.

[French baba, baba (from Polish, old woman, round Easter cake, from the cake's resemblance to a pleated skirt) + au, with the + rhum, rum.]
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baba

(ˈbɑːbɑː; French baba)
n
(Cookery) a small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba)
[C19: from French, from Polish, literally: old woman]
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ba•ba

(ˈbɑ bɑ, -bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a small yeast cake often containing raisins, usu. served soaked in a rum syrup.
[1820–30; < French < Polish: literally, old woman]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baba - a small cake leavened with yeastbaba - a small cake leavened with yeast  
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
baba au rhum, rum baba - a baba soaked in rum
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Russia took silver and bronze in the men's high jump thanks to Sergey Mudrov and Aleksey Dmitrik while Jaroslav Baba of the Czech Republic won bronze.
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The Olympic silver medallist achieved the 'A' qualifying standard for Berlin, jumping 2.31m to finish second in the high jump behind Jaroslav Baba of the Czech Republic.