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bulgur \bulgur\ n. [Turkish.] parched crushed wheat.

Syn: bulghur, bulgur wheat.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

cereal food, from Turkish bulghur, bulgar.


n. wheat grains that have been steamed, dried and crushed; a staple of Middle Eastern cooking.


n. parched crushed wheat [syn: bulghur, bulgur wheat]


Bulgur (from ; also burghul, from groats) is a cereal food made from the groats of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. Bulgur is a kind of dried cracked wheat. It is most common in European, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisine.


Usage examples of "bulgur".

Choose barley, bran, brown rice, bulgur, couscous, millet, oats, polenta, or quinoa as a cooked cereal or grain with your dinner.

Lunch also bustles with locals who come for simple, fresh fare like grilled hamburgers with Gorgonzola, grilled-chicken Caesar salad, roast lamb sandwich with minted mayo and roasted shallots on rosemary bread, and lentil bulgur orzo salad.

Sharbaraz complained one evening, munching bulgur wheat with pine nuts and mutton drenched in a sauce of yogurt and crushed mint leaves.

Won't be easy, but the seeds we've got these days aren't bulgur wheat.

He opened a saddle bag, drew out a chunk of flatbread wrapped around cracked bulgur wheat, and handed it to Abivard.