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paella

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noun pa·el·la \pä-ˈe-lə, -ˈā-; -ˈāl-yə, -ˈā-yə\

Simple Definition of paella

  • : a Spanish dish of rice, meat, seafood, vegetables, and spices

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paella

  1. :  a saffron-flavored dish containing rice, meat, seafood, and vegetables

Origin of paella

Catalan, literally, pot, pan, from Middle French paelle, from Latin patella small pan — more at patella


First Known Use: circa 1892


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