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kebab

or ka·bob

[kuh-bob]
noun
  1. Usually kebabs. small pieces of meat or seafood seasoned or marinated and broiled, often with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, or other vegetables, usually on a skewer.
  2. (in Indian English use) roast meat.
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Also ke·bob, ka·bab, ca·bob.

Origin of kebab

1665–75; < Arabic, Hindi kabāb < Turkish kebap roast meat. See shish kebab
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kebab

noun
  1. a dish consisting of small pieces of meat, tomatoes, onions, etc, threaded onto skewers and grilled, generally over charcoalAlso called: shish kebab, kabob, cabob
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Word Origin for kebab

C17: via Urdu from Arabic kabāb roast meat
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Word Origin and History for kebab

n.

"pieces of meat roasted on a skewer," 1813 (cf. shish kebab).

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