pilaf

noun
pi·​laf | \ pi-ˈläf How to pronounce pilaf (audio) , -ˈlȯf; ˈpē-ˌläf, -ˌlȯf How to pronounce pilaf (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pilaff \ pi-​ˈläf How to pronounce pilaff (audio) , -​ˈlȯf ; ˈpē-​ˌläf , -​ˌlȯf \ or pilau \ pi-​ˈlō How to pronounce pilau (audio) , -​ˈlȯ How to pronounce pilau (audio) , ˈpē-​(ˌ)lō , -​ˌlȯ ; Southern often  ˈpər-​(ˌ)lü , -​(ˌ)lō \ or pilaw \ pi-​ˈlō How to pronounce pilaw (audio) , -​ˈlȯ , ˈpē-​(ˌ)lō , -​ˌlȯ ; Southern often  ˈpər-​(ˌ)lü , -​(ˌ)lō \

Definition of pilaf

: a dish made of seasoned rice and often meat

Examples of pilaf in a Sentence

a serving of rice pilaf

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This goes great with coleslaw and baked potatoes or with rice pilaf and simply cooked vegetables. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 This goes great with coleslaw and baked potatoes or with rice pilaf and simply cooked vegetables. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Bowls of lentil rice pilaf and za’atar chicken, fattoush salad, and more. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Everything you need to know about eating at the new Time Out Market Boston," 28 June 2019 The accompanying pilaf of farro and spinach could have used a spark. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ ... so how’s the dinner?," 21 July 2019 This goes great with coleslaw and baked potatoes or with rice pilaf and simply cooked vegetables. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 This goes great with coleslaw and baked potatoes or with rice pilaf and simply cooked vegetables. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 This goes great with coleslaw and baked potatoes or with rice pilaf and simply cooked vegetables. Julia Turshen, Washington Post, "Ritz crackers turn this fish into something special," 1 July 2019 This simple pilaf is an excellent base for a grain bowl. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "These quinoa salad recipes will help you make the ideal summer grain bowl," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of pilaf

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pilaf

Turkish & Persian; Turkish pilav, from Persian pilāv

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pilaf

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pilaf

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

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