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shawarma

[shuh-wawr-muh] /ʃəˈwɔr mə/
noun
1.
  1. roasted meat, as lamb or beef, cooked on a spit.
  2. a dish consisting of this meat, served wrapped in pita bread with tahini or hummus.
Also, shwarma [shwawr-muh] /ˈʃwɔr mə/ (Show IPA).
Origin of shawarma
Levantine Arabic
1950-1955
1950-55; < Levantine Arabic shāwurma, shāwirma, from Turkish çevirme “turn, rotation, meat roasted on a spit,” from çevirmek “to turn, rotate”
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