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bulgar 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbəlɡər/
(also bulgur, bulgar wheat)

noun

A cereal food made from whole wheat partially boiled then dried: [as modifier]: bulgar wheat
More example sentences
  • Grains and beans, such as barley, lentils, peas, beans, bulgur, whole wheat, etc., are great sources of complex carbohydrates.
  • You can buy bulgar wheat (also known as cracked wheat) at most supermarkets these days.
  • Kubbeh are bulgar dumplings filled with lamb meat and spices.

Origin

1930s: from Turkish bulgur 'bruised grain'.

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  • goo from early 20th century:

    This word for ‘a sticky substance’ was originally US and is perhaps from burgoo (mid 18th century), originally a nautical slang term for porridge, but now a thick soup or stew particularly associated with Kentucky. It is based on Persian bulġūr ‘bruised grain’, a word found in bulgar wheat (mid 20th century).

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Syllabification: bul·gar

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There are 2 main definitions of bulgar in English:

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Bulgar 2

Pronunciation: /ˈbəlɡər/

noun

A member of a Slavic people who settled in what is now Bulgaria in the 7th century.
Example sentences
  • In the ninth century, Orthodox missions from Constantinople converted the Bulgars, Serbs and Slavs, tribes who had invaded and settled the Balkan provinces some 200 years before.
  • His cruelty won him the name of Bulgaroctonus, Slayer of the Bulgars.
  • When the Bulgars rebelled again, Alexius was unable to control them.

Origin

From medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Old Church Slavic Blŭgarinŭ. Compare with bugger.

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Syllabification: Bul·gar

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