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[pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ/
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  • Often served is pilau, a platter of rice, potato and meat flavored in many different ways.
  • Determine the efficacy of ozone fumigation on the leaf rust of maile pilau.
  • Voters in one cotton-farming village visited by your correspondent were rewarded with free bowls of meat and rice pilau.
British Dictionary definitions for pilau


a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian
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