Definition of slaw in English:

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slaw

Pronunciation: /slɔː/

noun

[mass noun] North American
Coleslaw.
Example sentences
  • I had the chicken pot pie, slaw, soup, ice tea and cheesecake.
  • Snappingly fresh cabbage slaw is weighted down by neither gobs of mayonnaise nor more than a gentle tinge of sweetness.
  • Eventually, I ordered salmon flavored with honey and soy and served with some kind of cooked cabbage slaw and rice.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Dutch sla, shortened from salade 'salad'.

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