rijstafel


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rijst·ta·fel

also rijs·ta·fel  (rīs′tä′fəl)
n.
A traditional Indonesian meal in which a wide variety of foods and sauces are served with rice.

[Dutch : rijst, rice (from Middle Dutch rijs, from Old French ris; see rice) + Dutch tafel, table (from Middle Dutch tafele, from Vulgar Latin *tavola, from Latin tabula, tablet, board).]
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Noun1.rijstafel - dish originating in Indonesia; a wide variety of foods and sauces are served with rice
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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