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pilaf

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf/
noun
1.
a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
2.
rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.
Also, pilaff, pilau, pilaw.
Origin of pilaf
1925-1930
1925-30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw
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n.

oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1610s, from Turkish pilav, from Persian pilaw. Spelling influenced by Modern Greek pilafi, from the Turkish word.

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