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paella Line breaks: pa¦ella
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈɛlə/

Definition of paella in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan: they make paella almost every day [count noun]: enjoy your paellas
More example sentences
  • It is far more of a wet rice soup than a dry rice dish such as Spanish paella or even Italian risotto.
  • The traditional paella with seafood, chicken and chorizo for €7.60 put a new twist on the word ‘traditional’.
  • Arroz bomba, the rice many Spanish restaurants use for paella, is very rare and expensive.

Origin

Catalan, from Old French paele, from Latin patella (see patella).

Words that rhyme with paella

a cappella, Arabella, Bella, bestseller, Capella, cellar, Cinderella, citronella, Clarabella, corella, Daniela, Della, dispeller, dweller, Ella, expeller, favela, fella, fellah, feller, Fenella, Floella, foreteller, Heller, impeller, interstellar, Keller, Louella, Mandela, mortadella, mozzarella, Nigella, novella, panatella, patella, predella, propeller, queller, quinella, repeller, rosella, rubella, salmonella, Santiago de Compostela, seller, smeller, speller, Stella, stellar, tarantella, teller, umbrella, Viyella

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