Meaning of peach Melba in English:

peach Melba

Pronunciation /ˌpiːtʃ ˈmɛlbə/


  • A dessert of ice cream and peaches with Melba sauce.

    ‘The most famous peach dessert, peach Melba, was created by Escoffier in 1893 to honour Dame Nellie Melba.’
    • ‘The desserts were a mix of old and new, like peach Melba and the chocolate plate, containing a quite tasty amalgam of all the latest fashions in chocolate.’
    • ‘There's a gourmet blueberry cobbler served in a little white ramekin, and a light version of peach Melba, flecked with almonds.’


Early 20th century named after Dame Nellie Melba (see Melba, Dame Nellie).