bul·​gur | \ ˈbəl-gər How to pronounce bulgur (audio) , ˈbu̇l- How to pronounce bulgur (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bulghur

Definition of bulgur

: parched cracked wheat

Examples of bulgur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jobless woman says the family survives on two meals a day, mostly made up of rice or bulgur. Ghaith Al-sayed And Bassem Mroue, ajc, 6 July 2022 Minced beef or lamb is mixed with cooked bulgur wheat, onions and spices. Casey Barber, CNN, 18 May 2022 Cook the bulgur according to the package’s instructions. Outside Online, 19 May 2021 When the lentils are finished, transfer them to a large bowl, add the bulgur and stir until thoroughly combined. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Kisir is a salad made from fine bulgur wheat, tomatoes, garlic, parsley and mint. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 Northern-Palestinian towns share more dishes—such as kubbeh niyeh, a tartare of raw lamb and fine bulgur—with neighboring villages in Lebanon and Syria than with southern-Palestinian areas such as Gaza. Reem Kassis, The Atlantic, 15 Feb. 2022 Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the bulgur is softened, about 15 minutes. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2021 When the chicken and bulgur are done, remove the pot from the heat. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bulgur

1926, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2022

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“Bulgur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulgur. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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