paella

noun pa·el·la \ pä-ˈā-yə , -ˈāl-yə , -ˈe-lə , -ˈā-lə \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of paella

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

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Origin and Etymology of paella

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


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  • : a Spanish dish of rice, meat, seafood, vegetables, and spices


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