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paella Syllabification: pa·el·la
Pronunciation: /paˈāyə/

Definition of paella in English:


A Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.
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.


Catalan, from Old French paele, from Latin patella 'pan'.

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