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[buhl-ger, boo l-] /ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl-/
a form of wheat that has been parboiled, cracked, and dried.
1925-30; < Turkish (< Arabic burghul, burghūl) < Persian Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bulgur
  • 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.
  • These delicious vegetarian patties have a great texture because of the almonds and bulgur.
  • bulgur wheat consists of kernels that have been steamed, dried, and crushed.
  • bulgur is cracked wheat, which has been partially cooked.
  • bulgur is gaining acceptance in developing nations as a high-protein, high quality food.
  • Milled and processed from bulgur flour, defatted soy-flour, and soybean oil.
British Dictionary definitions for bulgur


Also called burghul. a kind of dried cracked wheat
Word Origin
C20: from Turkish, from Arabic burghul, from Persian
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Word Origin and History for bulgur

cereal food, from Turkish bulghur, bulgar.

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