[ shuh-wawr-muh ]
/ ʃəˈwɔr mə /
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(in Middle Eastern cuisine)
- roasted meat, as lamb or beef, cooked on a spit.
- a dish consisting of this meat, served wrapped in pita bread with tahini or hummus.
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Also shwar·ma [shwawr-muh] /ˈʃwɔr mə/ .
Origin of shawarma
1950–55; <Levantine Arabic shāwurma, shāwirma, from Turkish çevirme “turn, rotation, meat roasted on a spit,” from çevirmek “to turn, rotate”
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