Falafel



[fuh-lah-fuh l] /fəˈlɑ fəl/

noun, Middle Eastern Cookery.
1.
an appetizer or snack consisting of a small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas, seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread.
/fəlˈɑːfəl/
noun
1.
a ball or cake of ground spiced chickpeas, deep-fried and often served with pitta bread
n.

by 1951 as a traveler’s word, not common or domestic in English until 1970s; from Arabic falafil, said to mean “crunchy.”

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