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souvlaki

[ soov-lah-kee ]
/ suvˈlɑ ki /
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noun Greek Cooking.

a dish similar to shish kebab made with lamb.

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Also souv·la·kia [soov-lah-kyah]. /suvˈlɑ kyɑ/.

Origin of souvlaki

1945–50; <Modern Greek soubláki small spit, derivative of soúbla spit, skewer ≪ Latin sūbula shoemaker's awl, equivalent to sū-, base of su(ere) to sew1 + -bula suffix of instruments
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