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dhāl

[th ahl] /ðɑl/
noun
1.
the ninth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic
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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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