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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.]
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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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