kataifi

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قطائف(kadaif), from Arabic قَطَائِف(qaṭāʾif).

Noun[edit]

kataifi (uncountable)

  1. A very fine vermicelli-like pastry used to make desserts in various Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, particularly Palestinian.
    • 2007 January 26, William Grimes, “Queens Now Has Less Feta, More Jellyfish”, in New York Times[1]:
      I much prefer the five-year-old Agnanti, at the upper end of the neighborhood near Astoria Park, which offers unusual regional dishes like ntaka, a Cretan bread salad, and mustard-dipped shrimp kataifi.

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