follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

pilau

or pilaw

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ/
noun
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pilau
Historical Examples
  • In the morning we had pilau, and in the evening we had pilau; our drink was lukewarm water, qualified with a little rum.

  • Ivan and his companions had not been long seated, when a smoking dish of pilau and other Turkish dainties were placed before them.

    The Circassian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • No. 14—Corn chowder, peas and tomato soup, pilau, milk and water.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • It was cooked in the native fashion, and consisted of pilau and the various other native dishes.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • At pilau, they roasted the women and children in a heated oven.

  • Oil and melted butter may be combined in equal quantities when the butter flavor is desirable, as in pilau and drawn butter.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Often a variety of food is partaken, Persian pilau being a favourite.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Spanish rice calls for 2–3 cloves of garlic in addition to pilau with six cups of water and one only of tomato.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Thereupon I made a vow never to shoot another turtle-dove, however much pie or pilau might need them, and I fairly kept my vow.

  • Their diet consisted of a single warm meal of pilau or beans, eaten in the evening.

British Dictionary definitions for pilau

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pilau

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pilau

7
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pilau