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pilaf

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf/
noun
1.
a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
2.
rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.
Also, pilaff, pilau, pilaw.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw
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pilau

/pɪˈlaʊ/
noun
1.
a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian
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pilaf

n.

oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1610s, from Turkish pilav, from Persian pilaw. Spelling influenced by Modern Greek pilafi, from the Turkish word.

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