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 (bŭl′gär′, bo͝ol′-)
1. A member of a Turkic-speaking people of central Eurasia that settled in areas north and west of the Black Sea between the seventh and tenth centuries bc, founding khanates that eventually became Tatarstan and the country of Bulgaria.
2. See Bulgarian.

[Medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Late Greek Boulgaros, perhaps of Turkic origin and akin to Old Turkic bulğaq, mixed, from bulğamaq, to mix.]


(ˈbʌlɡɑː; ˈbʊl-)
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of a group of non-Indo-European peoples that settled in SE Europe in the late 7th century ad and adopted the language and culture of their Slavonic subjects
2. (Peoples) a rare name for a Bulgarian


(ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl gɑr)

1. a member of a Turkic people who formed a state in the S Balkans in the 7th century a.d.: by c900, largely assimilated by the local Slavic population.


[ˈbʌlgəʳ] N (Hist) → búlgaro/a m/f
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Is it a wonder that we were a conquering race, that we were proud, that when the Magyar, the Lombard, the Avar, the Bulgar, or the Turk poured his thousands on our frontiers, we drove them back?
Now that the good weather is with us, try to use different types of grain in salads, like cous cous, bulgar wheat or quinoa.
And while seething Dens boss Bonetti last night refused to reveal what he saw before kick-off he blasted bonkers Bulgar Marinov for his performance.
BULGAR LOT: Deveronvale squad are off to the party in Bulgaria; FINAL FLING: Star striker McKenzie
MARTIN O'NEILL was last night warned that Celtic's European dreams could be shattered by Stuttgart's brilliant Bulgar Krasimir Balakov.
SCOTS footballer John Inglis has split from his eastern European wife and is dating another Bulgar beauty.
Aromatherapy essential oils such as Rose Bulgar, Lavender and Tangerine mixed in a base of almond and wheatgerm oil help too.
Bulgar wheat, couscous and semolina are also types of wheat.
14 About 90 per cent of the population is ethnic Albanian, less than 10 per cent is Greek, and there are Vlach, Bulgar, Serb, and Gypsy minorities
The Bulgar was not to be denied, however, and he scored their third after 72 minutes when he drilled home a free-kick from around 35 yards.
60g bulgar wheat; 185g can of tuna in brine, drained; 4 pieces of marinated sun-dried peppers in oil (about 75g after draining - reserve the oil), coarsely sliced; 2tbsp freshly chopped mint; 3 baby spring onions, trimmed and sliced; juice of 1/2 lime
Parkhead bosses moved yesterday to wade through the work permit red tape preventing the 19-year-old Bulgar from completing his pounds 2.