souvlaki

[ soov-lah-kee ]
/ suvˈlɑ ki /

noun Greek Cookery.

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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British Dictionary definitions for souvlakia

souvlakia
/ (suːˈvlækɪə) /

noun

a Greek dish of kebabs, esp made with lamb

Word Origin for souvlakia

C20: from Modern Greek
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