loukoumi

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek λουκούμι (loukoúmi). Compare lokum.

Noun[edit]

loukoumi (uncountable)

  1. Turkish delight.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 445:
      He proffered the box of loucoumi and Riquiqui in her turn dug out a cube of Turkish delight and wolfed it, licking the powder off her talons, before dusting her shift to remove the last traces of it.
    • 2010, John S Bowman et al., Frommer's Greece, p. 27:
      The spread of supermarkets now means that you can get loukoumi from Siros in supermarkets throughout Greece.