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doner kebab

Pronunciation: /ˈdɒnə/
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊnə/


A Turkish dish consisting of spiced lamb cooked on a spit and served in slices, typically with pitta bread.
Example sentences
  • These stalls sell the Gulf version of doner kebab; vertical spit-roasted lamb pieces are sliced and served in some form of flatbread such as mafrooda or hollowed-out roll with tomato, parsley, and tahini dressing.
  • You can still pick up a tasty doner kebab or chicken tikka kebab to go - and for a very reasonable price too.
  • People everywhere in the city walk around munching on shawarma, a species of doner kebab: chicken or lamb sliced off a hot rotating cone, wrapped in either pitta or flat Georgia lavash and dipped in spicy yoghurt.


From Turkish döner kebap, from döner 'rotating' and kebap 'roast meat'.

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