Definition of paella in English:

paella

Line breaks: pa¦ella
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈɛlə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan: they make paella almost every day [count noun]: enjoy your paellas
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    • 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.

Origin

Catalan, from Old French paele, from Latin patella (see patella).

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