- the ninth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of dhāl
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dal or dholl
- a tropical African and Asian leguminous shrub, Cajanus cajan, cultivated in tropical regions for its nutritious pealike seeds
- Former name: pigeon pea the seed of this shrub
- a curry made from lentils or other pulses
C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split