paella

noun
pa·​el·​la | \ pä-ˈā-yə How to pronounce paella (audio) , -ˈāl-yə, -ˈe-lə, -ˈā-lə How to pronounce paella (audio) \

Definition of paella

: a saffron-flavored dish containing rice, meat, seafood, and vegetables

Examples of paella in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Season the paella to taste and top with the sliced green olives. Hannah Selinger, Outside Online, 4 Apr. 2022 Treat the family to a Caribbean-style carryout feast that includes an entrée (seafood paella, grilled chicken with cilantro crema, jerk chicken wings, or baby back ribs), salad, side, and bread (serves up to 4). Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 As a gift for their seven station hosts, the four visitors are taking up paella and other Spanish cuisine prepared by celebrity chef José Andrés. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2022 As a gift for their seven station hosts, the four visitors are taking up paella and other Spanish cuisine prepared by celebrity chef José Andrés. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Like jambalaya, biryani, and paella, pelau is rice cooked with protein, aromatics, and vegetables. Bon Appétit, 17 Mar. 2022 Entrees include filet mignon, seafood and chorizo paella, salmon and chicken. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 8 Feb. 2022 There’s a single main dish, paella, albeit in four guises. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 In second place were salad, pizza and paella, a rice dish from the Spanish city of Valencia. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of paella

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paella

Catalan, literally, pot, pan, from Middle French paelle, from Latin patella small pan — more at patella

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10 May 2022

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“Paella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paella. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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