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dal

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noun \ˈdäl\
variants: or

dahl

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dhal

or less commonly

dholl

Definition of dal

  1. :  dried legumes (such as lentils, beans, or peas); also :  an Indian dish made of simmered and usually pureed and spiced legumes

Origin and Etymology of dal

Hindi & Urdu dāl


First Known Use: 1673


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dal

abbreviation
variants: or less commonly

daL

Definition of dal

  1. dekaliter

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