shawarma

[ shuh-wawr-muh ]
/ ʃəˈwɔr mə /

noun

(in Middle Eastern cuisine)
  1. roasted meat, as lamb or beef, cooked on a spit.
  2. a dish consisting of this meat, served wrapped in pita bread with tahini or hummus.

Nearby words

  1. shaw, artie,
  2. shaw, george bernard,
  3. shaw, henry wheeler,
  4. shaw, richard norman,
  5. shawabti,
  6. shawinigan,
  7. shawinigan-sud,
  8. shawl,
  9. shawl collar,
  10. shawl tongue

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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