or ta·bou·li

[tuh-boo-luh, -lee]


or ta·bou·leh

[tuh-boo-luh, -lee]
noun Middle Eastern Cookery.
  1. a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Often ta·bou·li, ta·boo·li [tuh-boo-lee] /təˈbu li/.

Origin of tabbouleh

1960–65; (< F) < Levantine Arabic tabbule, derivative of tābil spice Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for tabouleh



  1. a kind of Middle Eastern salad made with cracked wheat, mint, parsley, and usually cucumber

Word Origin for tabbouleh

C20: from Arabic tabbūla
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