dal

[dahl]
Also, daal, dhal.


Origin:
< Hindi dāl split pulse, cooked pulse; compare Sanskrit dāl- to split

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dāl

[dahl]
noun
the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin:
< Arabic

Dal

[dahl]
noun
a river in S Sweden, flowing SE from the W border to the Gulf of Bothnia. About 250 miles (405 km) long.

dal

dekaliter; dekaliters.
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dal1 (dɑːl)
 
n
1.  split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
2.  a variant spelling of dhal

dal2
 
symbol for
decalitre(s)

dhal, dal or dholl (dɑːl)
 
n
1.  a tropical African and Asian leguminous shrub, Cajanus cajan, cultivated in tropical regions for its nutritious pealike seeds
2.  Former name: pigeon pea the seed of this shrub
3.  a curry made from lentils or other pulses
 
[C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split]
 
dal, dal or dholl
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split]
 
dholl, dal or dholl
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split]

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dal
1690s, from Hindi dal "split pulse," from Skt. dala, from dal "to split."
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dal
decaliter
DAL
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Example sentences for dal
This breeding produced puppies of closer resemblance to the pure dal.
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