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dal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun, East Indian Cookery.
1.
a sauce made from lentils and spices, usually served with rice.
Also, daal, dhal.
Origin
< 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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  • This breeding produced puppies of closer resemblance to the pure dal.
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)

dhal

/dɑːl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split
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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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