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dal

or daal, dhal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun, East Indian Cookery.
1.
a sauce made from lentils and spices, usually served with rice.
Origin of dal
< Hindi dāl split pulse, cooked pulse; compare Sanskrit dāl- to split

dāl

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic

Dal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun
1.
a river in S Sweden, flowing SE from the W border to the Gulf of Bothnia. About 250 miles (405 km) long.

dal

1.
dekaliter; dekaliters.
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  • dal recognized the ship's design and insignia even before the signals came in, and could hardly contain his excitement.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • dal says he asked 'em, and he says they says, 'Well, why not?

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • "It was too late to change my mind then," dal said desperately.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • Has dal been having something beyond the common in the way of adventures?

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • Six months were spent in this wearisome travelling when, at the end of that period, he reached the capital of Sahasra dal.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • Besides, dal explains that Leopold is a young man who dominates all around him.

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • dal sat silently, rubbing Fuzzy between the eyes and watching the two Earthmen.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • dal will stop with his mother, I suppose, and try to keep her.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • Fuzzy huddled on dal's shoulder as if he could sense his master's excitement.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • “You must take it, and contrive to get away from here, dal,” said Abel suddenly.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for dal

dal1

/dɑːl/
noun
1.
split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
2.
a variant spelling of dhal

dal2

symbol
1.
decalitre(s)
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Word Origin and History for dal
n.

1690s, from Hindi dal "split pulse," from Sanskrit dala, from dal "to split."

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Related Abbreviations for dal

dal

decaliter

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