Definitions for paellapɑˈeɪl yə, -ˈeɪ lə, pɑˈeɪ ə
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pa•el•lapɑˈeɪl yə, -ˈeɪ lə, pɑˈeɪ ə(n.)(pl.)-las.
a Spanish dish of rice cooked with chicken, seafood, vegetables, etc., and flavored with saffron.
Origin of paella:
1890–95; < Sp < Catalan: lit., frying pan, pot < MF paelle < L patella pan. See patella
saffron-flavored dish made of rice with shellfish and chicken
A savory Valencian dish made of rice, cooked on a frying pan with vegetables and meat or shellfish.
Origin: From paella.