ca·​la | \ kəˈlä \
plural -s

Definition of cala

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Creole fried cake made mainly of rice
\ ˈkalə \
variants: or cali \ ˈkalē \
plural -s

Definition of cala (Entry 2 of 2)

: picnic ham

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History and Etymology for cala

Noun (1)

of African origin; akin to Vai ko1lo3 uncooked rice, Bambara kala stalk of a cereal

Noun (2)

short for California ham

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“Cala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cala. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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