kib·​be | \ ˈki-bē \
variants: or kibbeh or kibbi

Definition of kibbe

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

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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., "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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