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tabbouleh

or ta·bou·leh

[ tuh-boo-luh, -lee ]
/ təˈbu lə, -li /
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noun Middle Eastern Cooking.

a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice.

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Also ta·bou·li [tuh-boo-lee] /təˈbu li/ . Sometimes ta·boo·li .

Origin of tabbouleh

First recorded in 1960–65; from Levantine Arabic tabbule, from Arabic tabbūla, derivative of tābil “spice”
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British Dictionary definitions for tabbouleh

tabbouleh

tabbouli

/ (təˈbuːlɪ) /

noun

a kind of Middle Eastern salad made with cracked wheat, mint, parsley, and usually cucumber
C20: from Arabic tabbūla
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