bulgur

[ buhl-ger, bool- ]
/ ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl- /

noun

a form of wheat that has been parboiled, cracked, and dried.

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Origin of bulgur

1925–30; <Turkish (<Arabic burghul, burghūl) <Persian
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Example sentences from the Web for bulgur

  • Get out of the shower, pour a cup of coffee, and drain the bulgur.

    What to Eat|Cookstr.com|September 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Put the bulgur in a bowl of water, put on a pot of coffee, and take a shower.

    What to Eat|Cookstr.com|September 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • 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

bulgur
/ (ˈbʌlɡə) /

noun

Also called: burghul a kind of dried cracked wheat

Word Origin for bulgur

C20: from Turkish, from Arabic burghul, from Persian
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