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or pilaw

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ/
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  • 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
  • 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
  • At pilau, they roasted the women and children in a heated oven.

  • 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
  • Often a variety of food is partaken, Persian pilau being a favourite.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • 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
  • 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


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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