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dal

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or daal, dhal

[ dahl ]
/ dɑl /
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noun East Indian Cooking.
a sauce made from lentils and spices, usually served with rice.
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Origin of dal

1
<Hindi dāl split pulse, cooked pulse; compare Sanskrit dāl- to split

Other definitions for dal (2 of 4)

dal2

dekaliter; dekaliters.

Other definitions for dal (3 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.

Other definitions for dal (4 of 4)

dāl
[ dahl ]
/ dɑl /

noun
the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of dāl

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for dal (1 of 2)

dal1

daal

/ (dɑːl) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for dal (2 of 2)

dal2

symbol for
decalitre(s)
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