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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌlɡə
 
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(also bulgur, bulgar wheat)

noun

[mass noun]
A cereal food made from whole wheat partially boiled then dried, eaten especially in Turkey: [as modifier]: bulgar wheat
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  • 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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Bulgar2

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌlɡɑː
 
/

noun

A member of a Slavic people who settled in what is now Bulgaria in the 7th century: [as modifier]: a Bulgar shepherd
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  • 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 Slavonic Blŭgarinŭ.

Words that rhyme with Bulgar

budgerigarnougat

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