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[buhl-ger, boo l-] /ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl-/
a form of wheat that has been parboiled, cracked, and dried.
Origin of bulgur
1925-30; < Turkish (< Arabic burghul, burghūl) < Persian Unabridged
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  • Get out of the shower, pour a cup of coffee, and drain the bulgur.

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  • Put the bulgur in a bowl of water, put on a pot of coffee, and take a shower.

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  • Toss the bulgur with the other ingredients—salt, pepper, lemon juice, herbs: easy stuff—and get dressed.

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British Dictionary definitions for bulgur


Also called burghul. a kind of dried cracked wheat
Word Origin
C20: from Turkish, from Arabic burghul, from Persian
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Word Origin and History for bulgur

cereal food, from Turkish bulghur, bulgar.

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