Definition of falafel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also felafel) noun
BrE BrE//fəˈlæfl//
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlæfl//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. falafel, falafels) Savoury dishes
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a Middle Eastern dish consisting of small balls formed from crushed chickpeas, usually eaten with flat bread; one of these balls See related entries: Savoury dishes Word Originfrom colloquial Egyptian Arabic falāfil, plural of Arabic fulful, filfil ‘pepper’.
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