pilaf

noun pi·laf \ pi-ˈläf , -ˈlȯf ; ˈpē-ˌläf , -ˌlȯf \
variants: or less commonly pilaff play \pi-ˈläf, -ˈlȯf; ˈpē-ˌläf, -ˌlȯf\ or pilau play \pi-ˈlō, -ˈlȯ, ˈpē-(ˌ)lō, -ˌlȯ; Southern often ˈpər-(ˌ)lü, -(ˌ)lō\ or pilaw play \pi-ˈlō, -ˈlȯ, ˈpē-(ˌ)lō, -ˌlȯ; Southern often ˈpər-(ˌ)lü, -(ˌ)lō\
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of pilaf

: a dish made of seasoned rice and often meat

Examples of pilaf in a Sentence

  1. a serving of rice pilaf

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Origin and Etymology of pilaf

Turkish & Persian; Turkish pilav, from Persian pilāv


PILAF Defined for English Language Learners

pilaf

noun

Definition of pilaf for English Language Learners

  • : a dish that is made of seasoned rice and vegetables and often meat


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