Definition of kibbeh in English:

kibbeh

Line breaks: kib¦beh
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪbeɪ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • (In Middle Eastern cookery) a mixture of minced meat, bulgar or rice, and seasonings, typically served in the form of croquettes stuffed with a filling.
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    • With other Middle Eastern specialties like kibbeh, kofta, and hummus with ground sirloin on offer, the restaurant seems a good bet for further adventures in exotic cuisine.
    • The Lebanese national dish is kibbeh, made of either lamb or beef and cracked wheat (bulghur, or birghol).
    • This is the grain most often used in tabbouleh and kibbeh, two popular Middle Eastern dishes.

Origin

from Egyptian Arabic kubba 'ball, lump'.

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