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dal

or daal, dhal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun, East Indian Cookery.
1.
a sauce made from lentils and spices, usually served with rice.
Origin of dal
< Hindi dāl split pulse, cooked pulse; compare Sanskrit dāl- to split

dal

1.
dekaliter; dekaliters.

dāl

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
From Arabic

Dal

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun
1.
a river in S Sweden, flowing SE from the W border to the Gulf of Bothnia. About 250 miles (405 km) long.
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  • dal says he asked 'em, and he says they says, 'Well, why not?

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Besides, dal explains that Leopold is a young man who dominates all around him.

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • Has dal been having something beyond the common in the way of adventures?

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • The fancy seemed to be mutual; but then, who could ever resist dal, if he wanted to be liked?

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • Think you will be able to live through this awful winter, dal?

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • “You must take it, and contrive to get away from here, dal,” said Abel suddenly.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • dal will stop with his mother, I suppose, and try to keep her.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • Split peas, or "dal," as they are called in India, belong to the lentil family.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • A row-boat manned by Senegalese pushed from the shore and made for the "dal."

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • In Vermland and dal the people followed these examples of revolt.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
British Dictionary definitions for dal

dal1

/dɑːl/
noun
1.
split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
2.
a variant spelling of dhal

dal2

symbol
1.
decalitre(s)
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Word Origin and History for dal
n.

1690s, from Hindi dal "split pulse," from Sanskrit dala, from dal "to split."

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