pilaff

pilaf

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf]
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:
1925–30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw

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pilau, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao (pɪˈlaʊ, ˈpɪlæf, pɪˈlaʊ, pɪˈlɔː, pʊˈlaʊ)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaf, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaff, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilao, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaw, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pulao, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]

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pilaf
oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1612, from Turk. pilav, from Pers. pilaw. Spelling infl. by Mod.Gk. pilafi, from the Turkish word.
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