< /ˈbɑ bəz; French baˈba/.
- a spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually soaked with a rum syrup.
- a small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba)
kind of plum cake, 1827, from French baba (19c.), said by French etymology dictionaries to be from Polish baba.