dal

or daal, dhal

[ dahl ]
/ dɑl /
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noun East Indian Cookery.

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

Definition for dal (2 of 4)

dal


dekaliter; dekaliters.

Definition for dal (3 of 4)

dāl

[ dahl ]
/ dɑl /

noun

the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of dāl

From Arabic

Definition for dal (4 of 4)

Dal

[ dahl ]
/ dɑl /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for dal (1 of 2)

dal

1

daal

/ (dɑːl) /

noun

split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
a variant spelling of dhal

British Dictionary definitions for dal (2 of 2)

dal

2

symbol for

decalitre(s)
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Word Origin and History for dal

dal


n.

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

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