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shawarma

noun sha·war·ma \shä-ˈwr-mə, ˈshwr-mə\

Definition of SHAWARMA

:  a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread

Origin of SHAWARMA

Levantine Arabic shāwurma sliced lamb on a skewer, from Turkish çevirme, literally, turn, rotation, from çevir- turn
First Known Use: 1953

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