from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pigeon pea.
- n. A thick creamy East Indian stew made with lentils or other legumes, onions, and various spices.
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- n. Any of many dried husked pulses (legume), including peas, beans and lentils
- n. A dish made from lentils, cooked with spices, tomatoes and onions etc
- n. A tropical herb with yellow flowers; the pigeon pea
Hindi dāl, dahl seed, from Sanskrit dalaḥ, dalam, piece split off, from dalati, he splits; see der- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)