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



BrE BrE//paɪˈelə//
; NAmE NAmE//paɪˈelə//
[uncountable, countable] Savoury dishes
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a Spanish dish of rice, chicken, fish and vegetables, cooked and served in a large shallow pan See related entries: Savoury dishes Word OriginCatalan, from Old French paele, from Latin patella, diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’, from Greek patanē ‘a plate’.
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