[buhl-ger, bool-]
a form of wheat that has been parboiled, cracked, and dried.

1925–30; < Turkish (< Arabic burghul, burghūl) < Persian

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bulgur (ˈbʌlɡə)
Also called: burghul a kind of dried cracked wheat
[C20: from Turkish, from Arabic burghul, from Persian]

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Word Origin & History

cereal food, from Turkish bulghur, bulgar.
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Example sentences
Popular items among locals include the lemon chicken soup, falafel and kebabs
  served over tomato infused bulgur rice.
Entree selections feature such dishes as chicken, fish or beef kebabs, as well
  as rice and bulgur pilaf.
Bulgur wheat is made by boiling kernels of wheat, removing some of the bran,
  then drying the kernels.
Drain bulgur, then squeeze out as much water as possible.
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