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

  • n. Variant of pilaf.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of pilaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pillau.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Oriental dish consisting of rice boiled with mutton, kid, or fowl, and flavored with spices, raisins, butter, broth, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes


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  • They dined on fresh-speared fish and freeze-dried vegetables and pilau rice, with two energy bars each for dessert.

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