Etymology
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popover (n.)

also pop-over, "light cake," 1859, from pop (v.) + over (adv.). Perhaps so called because it swells over the rim of the tin when baked.

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Definitions of popover

popover (n.)
light hollow muffin made of a puff batter (individual Yorkshire pudding) baked in a deep muffin cup;
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