kibbe

noun
kib·​be | \ ˈki-bē How to pronounce kibbe (audio) \
variants: or kibbeh or kibbi

Definition of kibbe

: a Near Eastern dish of ground lamb and bulgur that is eaten cooked or raw

Examples of kibbe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s usually someone in the group who will pop the last piece of cheese into her mouth (my kid), or scrape the last bits of kibbe from the plate (me). New York Times, "“These Five Cuisines Are Easier on the Planet,” by Somini Sengupta," 7 Feb. 2020 The rice, fragrant with nutmeg, cardamom and allspice, is combined with a ground-meat-and-onion mixture frequently used to fill kibbe balls. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "How 7 immigrant families transform the Thanksgiving turkey with the flavors of their homelands," 22 Nov. 2019 Just an announcement: The old school menu — with its pastas and meats and margarine — would be replaced with one that featured oatmeal, vegan bread and meat-free kibbe. Washington Post, "Schools in meat-loving rural Brazil went vegan. The community revolted.," 3 Nov. 2019 What: The parishioners of Saint Elias Maronite Church prepare and serve a feast that includes such Lebanese dishes as baked kibbe, lemon chicken, grape leaves and spinach pies. AL.com, "28 Birmingham food festivals to put on your 2018 calendar," 31 Jan. 2018 What: The parishioners of Saint Elias Maronite Church prepare and serve a feast that includes such Lebanese dishes as baked kibbe, lemon chicken, grape leaves and spinach pies. AL.com, "28 Birmingham food festivals to put on your 2018 calendar," 31 Jan. 2018 Wolfert researched and published dozens of recipes for kibbe and kofta during her long career. Jennifer Graue, The Mercury News, "5 marvelous meatballs," 27 May 2017 Even so, the city is also known for its food, especially Mosul’s kibbe, flat bulgur wheat discs stuffed with ground meat that are famous all over Iraq. Tim Arango, New York Times, "Iraqis Fear ‘Bloodshed Will Continue’ After Mosul if Sectarian Tensions Aren’t Addressed NOV. 3, 2016," 10 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of kibbe

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kibbe

Arabic dialect (Levant) kibba

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“Kibbe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kibbe. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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