paella

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noun pa·el·la \pä-ˈā-yə, -ˈāl-yə, -ˈe-lə, -ˈā-lə\

Definition of paella

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1892


PAELLA Defined for English Language Learners

paella

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Definition of paella for English Language Learners

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


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