falafel

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English[edit]

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falafel balls

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فلافل (falāfil), the plural of فلفل (filfil, pepper),[1][2] which is preceded by and derived from either:

Noun[edit]

falafel (countable and uncountable, plural falafels)

  1. (uncountable) A Middle Eastern food in the form of balls made from chickpeas and other ingredients. Often served in a pita.
    There's a stall at the market that sells fantastic falafel.
  2. (countable) A pita with falafel balls inside.
    • 2003, Margo Daly, Rough guide to Australia, page 51,
      Lebanese restaurants are especially good for vegetarians, with falafel rolls (pitta bread stuffed with chickpea patties, hummus and tabbouleh) making an inexpensive, filling meal.
  3. (countable) A single falafel ball.
    The stallholder puts salad into an open pitta bread, followed by the four falafels and then liberally covers them with hummus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ w:American Heritage Dictionary, 5th edition (2011), s.v. falafel [1]
  2. ^ September 2002, Isaac E. Mozeson, The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English (link), ISBN 978-1-56171-942-6, page 123:
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

falafel m (plural falafels, diminutive falafeltje n)

  1. falafel

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

falafel

  1. falafel (foodstuff)

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