Meaning of paskha in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpaskə/


mass noun
  • A rich Russian dessert made with curd cheese, dried fruit, nuts, and spices and traditionally eaten at Easter.

    ‘In Russia paskha, an enriched mixture of curd cheese, spices, nuts, dried fruit, and sugar, is traditionally eaten at Easter.’
    • ‘In Russia, for example, the traditional Easter foods are a nut and fruit filled yeast cake called kulich and an accompanying sweet cheese spread called paskha.’
    • ‘The paskha is traditionally made in a special wooden pyramid-shaped mould (although a terracotta flowerpot can just as easily be used) and then decorated with dried fruit and nuts once it comes out of the mould.’
    • ‘When made from homemade cottage cheese, pashka is at its best.’
    • ‘Next to the cake was the paskha, carefully moulded in a triangular shape and also inscribed with the letters ‘XB’.’


Russian, literally ‘Easter’.