shawarma

noun sha·war·ma \ shä-ˈwȯr-mə , ˈshwȯr-mə \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of shawarma

:a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread

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Origin and Etymology of shawarma

Levantine Arabic shāwurma sliced lamb on a skewer, from Turkish çevirme, literally, turn, rotation, from çevir- turn


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