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dal 1

Variant of dahl.

dal 2



(dɑːl) or


1. (Cookery) split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
2. (Cookery) a variant spelling of dhal


symbol for
(Units) decalitre(s)


or dhal


an Indian dish made from any of various legumes usu. with spices, onions, etc.
[< Hindi dāl]


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dal - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter, litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
hectoliter, hectolitre, hl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters


dhal [ˈdɑːl] n (= lentil dish) → dhal m
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