[ pah-ey-luh, -eyl-yuh, pah-yel-uh; Spanish pah-e-lyah, -e-yah ]
/ pɑˈeɪ lə, -ˈeɪl yə, pɑˈyɛl ə; Spanish pɑˈɛ lyɑ, -ˈɛ yɑ /
a Spanish dish prepared by simmering together chicken, seafood, rice, vegetables, and saffron and other seasonings.
Words nearby paella
Origin of paella
1890–95; < Spanish < Catalan: literally, frying pan, pot < Middle French paella < Latin patella pan. See patella.
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British Dictionary definitions for paella
/ (paɪˈɛlə, Spanish paˈeʎa) /
noun plural -las (-ləz, Spanish -ʎas)
a Spanish dish made from rice, shellfish, chicken, and vegetables
the large flat frying pan in which a paella is cooked
Word Origin for paella
from Catalan, from Old French paelle, from Latin patella small pan
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