pilau

or pi·law

[ pi-lahf, pee-lahf, pi-law, -lou, pee-law, -lou ]
/ pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɔ, -ˈlaʊ, ˈpi lɔ, -laʊ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pilau

pilau

pilaf, pilaff (ˈpɪlæf), pilao (pɪˈlaʊ), pilaw (pɪˈlɔː) or pulao (pʊˈlaʊ)

/ (pɪˈlaʊ) /

noun

a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added

Word Origin for pilau

C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian
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