pilaf

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noun pi·laf \pi-ˈläf, -ˈlȯf; ˈpē-ˌ\
variants: or less commonly

pilaff

or

pilau

play or

pilaw

play \pi-ˈlō, -ˈlȯ, ˈpē-(ˌ); Southern often ˈpər-(ˌ)lü, -(ˌ)lō\

Definition of pilaf

  1. :  a dish made of seasoned rice and often meat

Examples of pilaf in a sentence

  1. a serving of rice pilaf

Origin and Etymology of pilaf

Turkish & Persian; Turkishpilav, from Persian pilāv


First Known Use: 1609


PILAF Defined for English Language Learners

pilaf

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noun pi·laf \pi-ˈläf, -ˈlȯf; ˈpē-ˌ\

Definition of pilaf for English Language Learners

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

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