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souv·la·ki

 (so͞ov-lä′kē)
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.]
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souv•la•ki

(suvˈlɑ ki)

n.
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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Assembly is just a short walk from Soho, where we had dined a couple of times before and were looking forward to returning to one of our favourite restaurants, Suvlaki on Bateman Street which excels in authentic and extremely tasty Greek street food.