Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lentils, peas, or other legumes that have been dried, hulled, and split.
  • noun A thick South Asian stew made from such legumes with various seasonings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of many dried husked pulses (legume), including peas, beans and lentils
  • noun A dish made from lentils, cooked with spices, tomatoes and onions etc
  • noun A tropical herb with yellow flowers; the pigeon pea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi dāl, from Sanskrit dalaḥ, dalam, piece split off, from dalati, he splits; see der- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • I hate gratuitous insults, but ... roy dahl is a prat.

    Very, very much.

  • A typical meal consists of rice actually, I dont think Ive had a lunch or dinner without rice, some vegetables, a meat/fish/egg, and dahl, which is like a lentil soup, except very thin.

    In the begining...

  • A typical meal consists of rice actually, I dont think Ive had a lunch or dinner without rice, some vegetables, a meat/fish/egg, and dahl, which is like a lentil soup, except very thin.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • We can't wait to sink our teeth into another conch roti at Ali's Roti Shop, where the pink-shelled sea creature comes wrapped with potatoes and chickpeas in the Bengali flatbread called dahl poori-with extra hot sauce, of course.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

  • We can't wait to sink our teeth into another conch roti at Ali's Roti Shop, where the pink-shelled sea creature comes wrapped with potatoes and chickpeas in the Bengali flatbread called dahl poori-with extra hot sauce, of course.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

  • We can't wait to sink our teeth into another conch roti at Ali's Roti Shop, where the pink-shelled sea creature comes wrapped with potatoes and chickpeas in the Bengali flatbread called dahl poori-with extra hot sauce, of course.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

  • Asked for a chick pea curry, but somehow ended up with a dahl, which is okay as i was torn between them, but not sure how.

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  • Entrées include the tandoori-roasted meats, curries, and sides such as dahl (stewed lentils), curried crushed potatoes, stir-fried green beans and slow-cooked spinach and paneer (a mild South Asian cheese).

    Sanaa brings new flavors to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge | The Disney Blog

  • Often spelt 'dahl' but I'm going with the 'h' before the 'a' because 'dahl' looks like a pet name for a close friend.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Often spelt 'dahl' but I'm going with the 'h' before the 'a' because 'dahl' looks like a pet name for a close friend.

    Archive 2005-11-01

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