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n. pl. souv·la·ki·a (-kē-ə) also souv·la·kis
A Greek dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat roasted on skewers.

[Modern Greek souvláki, from diminutive of soúvla, skewer, from Medieval Greek, from Latin sūbula, sūbla, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]


(suvˈlɑ ki)

a lamb dish similar to shish kebab.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek soubláki small spit, derivative of soúbla spit, skewer « Latin sūbula awl =sū-, base of suere to sew + -bula suffix of instrument]
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Noun1.souvlaki - made of lamb
kabob, kebab, shish kebab - cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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To T serve, top each flatbread with generous spoonfuls of the souvlaki, yogurt and a drizzle of oil.
Disappointingly there were none of the pork and beef Greek burgers, which I was looking forward to trying, but I was promised extra souvlaki and gyros to make up for it.
FITCHBURG -- Everyone in the congregation worked for weeks getting ready for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's 100th anniversary Greek Festival on Saturday -- cooking, making batches of secret recipe sauce for the souvlaki, and baking koulourakia cookies, rice pudding and honey cakes.
Todd and Sara Purnell tuck into their pork souvlaki
Soon after the meat dishes arrived, which included a variety of combinations including halloumi with sliced pork, chunks of lamb in what seemed to be a paprika-type seasoning, ordinary souvlaki and sheftalies.
1 -- cover -- color) ON THE COVER: Mary Costopoulos, left, and Eugenia Georgilas present souvlaki over champagne rice.
Then the main dish of chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki and pork shanks that all smelled delicious and looked divine.
Situated near Paphos' main police station, here one can enjoy original Cypriot dishes in all their simple splendour -- chicken or pork souvlaki and homemade Sheftalia, salad, bread and dips.
The post-Olympics fest also features plenty of Greek delicacies, such as souvlaki, Greek salad, feta cheese, dolmades, spanakopita and Greek olives.
IF ALL goes to plan today, Cyprus will hit the record books for making the world's biggest souvlaki in Limassol.
Chowing down on souvlaki and lamb kabobs is the ticket to transporting Olympic fans thousands of miles away to the Summer Games, it seems.
Put together by more than 300 church parishioners, the all-volunteer effort yields tons of souvlaki - a Greek shish kebab - and oodles of other Greek delicacies.