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dhal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun, East Indian Cookery.
1.
dal.

dhāl

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

dal

or daal, dhal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun, East Indian Cookery.
1.
a sauce made from lentils and spices, usually served with rice.
Origin
< Hindi dāl split pulse, cooked pulse; compare Sanskrit dāl- to split
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  • The dhal is confused in pronunciation with the Zain, with which it has a common origin in Hebrew.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • A fire was kindled under a clay oven on the patio; rice and dhal were quickly served on large banana leaves.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The firm to which Haralal belonged began to buy up large quantities of rice and dhal from the country districts.

    Stories from Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
British Dictionary definitions for dhal

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

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 dhal

dal

n.

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

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Related Abbreviations for dhal

dal

decaliter

DAL

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