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[tuh-boo-luh, -lee] /təˈbu lə, -li/
noun, Middle Eastern Cookery.
a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Origin of tabbouleh
Levantine Arabic
1960-65; (< F) < Levantine Arabic tabbule, derivative of tābil spice Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tabbouleh
  • We're buying lettuce in plastic packages and potato salad, tabbouleh, and hummus in deli containers.
  • Chunky eggplant salad was excellent, while tabbouleh was lively and tart.
  • Tasty appetizers include fried phyllo cigars of goat cheese and a range of salads including tabbouleh.
British Dictionary definitions for tabbouleh


a kind of Middle Eastern salad made with cracked wheat, mint, parsley, and usually cucumber
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic tabbūla
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