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pastilla Syllabification: pas·til·la
Pronunciation: /paˈstilə/

Definition of pastilla in English:


A type of Moroccan meat pie, typically filled with spiced pigeon meat and apricots and having a sugared crust.
Example sentences
  • One of the girls at our table is having a completely different dish than the pastilla.
  • I had my first pastilla on our first evening.
  • The food, though inexpensive, is delicious: aromatic tagines, spicy merguez, sweet pastilla.


Spanish, or Moroccan Arabic beṣṭila, from Spanish pastel 'pie'.

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