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rijsttafel

or rijstafel

[rahys-tah-fuh l] /ˈraɪsˌtɑ fəl/
noun
1.
an Indonesian meal consisting of rice served with a large array of small dishes of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and condiments.
Origin of rijsttafel
1885-1890
1885-90; < Dutch, equivalent to rijst rice + tafel table
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British Dictionary definitions for rijsttafel

rijsttafel

/ˈraɪsˌtɑːfəl/
noun
1.
an Indonesian food consisting of a selection of rice dishes to which are added small pieces of a variety of other foods, such as meat, fish, fruit, pickles, and curry
Word Origin
from Dutch rijst rice + tafel table
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