pi·laf or pi·laff (pĭ-läf, pēläf′) also pi·lau (pĭ-läf, -lô, -lou, pēläf′, -lô′, -lou′)
A steamed rice dish often with meat, shellfish, or vegetables in a seasoned broth.
[Ottoman Turkish pilâv (Modern Turkish pilaf), from Persian pilāw, pilaw, from Hindi pulāv, ultimately from Sanskrit pulākaḥ, ball of cooked rice, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil puṛukkal , cooked rice.]
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