noun \pi-ˈläf, -ˈlf; ˈpē-ˌ\\pi-ˈlō, -ˈl, ˈpē-(ˌ); Southern often ˈpər-(ˌ)lü, -(ˌ)lō\

: a dish that is made of seasoned rice and vegetables and often meat

Full Definition of PILAF

:  a dish made of seasoned rice and often meat

Variants of PILAF

pi·laf also pi·laff \pi-ˈläf, -ˈlf; ˈpē-ˌ\ or pi·lau or pi·law \pi-ˈlō, -ˈl, ˈpē-(ˌ); Southern often ˈpər-(ˌ)lü, -(ˌ)lō\

Examples of PILAF

  1. a serving of rice pilaf

Origin of PILAF

Turkish & Persian; Turkish pilav, from Persian pilāv
First Known Use: circa 1612

Rhymes with PILAF


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