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paella

[ pahy-ey-yuh ]
/ paɪˈeɪ yə /
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noun
a Spanish dish prepared by simmering together chicken, seafood, rice, vegetables, and saffron and other seasonings.
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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

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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