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rijsttafel

or rijs·ta·fel

[ rahys-tah-fuhl ]
/ ˈraɪsˌtɑ fəl /
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noun
an Indonesian meal consisting of rice served with a large array of small dishes of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and condiments.
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Origin of rijsttafel

1885–90; <Dutch, equivalent to rijstrice + tafeltable
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British Dictionary definitions for rijsttafel

rijsttafel
/ (ˈraɪsˌtɑːfəl) /

noun
an Indonesian food consisting of a selection of rice dishes to which are added small pieces of a variety of other foods, such as meat, fish, fruit, pickles, and curry

Word Origin for rijsttafel

from Dutch rijst rice + tafel table
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