melba toast
noun Etymology: Nellie Melba Date: 1925 very thin crisp toast

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  • Melba toast — Mel|ba toast [ˌmelbə ˈtəust US ˈtoust] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Nellie Melba (1861 1931), Australian singer; because she was given it when she was ill] a type of thin dry ↑toast that breaks easily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Melba toast — Mel′ba toast n. coo narrow slices of thin crisp toast • Etymology: 1920–25; after N. Melba …   From formal English to slang

  • Melba toast — narrow slices of thin, crisp toast. [1920 25; named after N. MELBA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Melba toast — /mɛlbə ˈtoʊst/ (say melbuh tohst) noun very thinly sliced bread, baked in the oven until crisp; fairy toast. {named after Dame Nellie Melba} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Melba toast — noun very thin crisp brown toast • Hypernyms: ↑toast …   Useful english dictionary

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