[th ahl]

Origin of dhāl

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for dhāl


dal or dholl

  1. a tropical African and Asian leguminous shrub, Cajanus cajan, cultivated in tropical regions for its nutritious pealike seeds
  2. Former name: pigeon pea the seed of this shrub
  3. a curry made from lentils or other pulses

Word Origin for dhal

C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split
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