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falafel

noun fa·la·fel \fə-ˈlä-fəl\

Definition of falafel

plural

falafel

also

felafel

  1. :  a spicy mixture of ground vegetables (as chick-peas or fava beans) formed into balls or patties and then fried



Variants of falafel

also

felafel

\fə-ˈlä-fəl\

Origin and Etymology of falafel

Arabic falāfil


First Known Use: 1949


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