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tabbouleh Tweet Definition of tabbouleh Like Definition of tabbouleh on Facebook
  1. A Middle Eastern salad or "meze" generally consisting of bulgar wheat, chopped tomatoes, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice.
taco Tweet Definition of taco Like Definition of taco on Facebook
  1. A Mexican snack food; a small tortilla with some rice, beans, cheese,diced veggies and salsa.
  1. (US, slang) the vagina. also called pink taco
    • 2007, Various, Sex & Seduction: 20 Erotic Stories, Accent Press Ltd., page 130,
    • : ... while grinding her pink into my groin as if trying to gain even more of my sizable ...
    • 2001, Greta Garbage, Greta Garbage's Biggest and Best Bathroom Book, Ten Speed Press, page 83,
    • : Bone up on buzzwords for Masturbation, section for Women: tickle the .
    • 1998, Jim Dodge, Stone Junction: An Alchemical Potboiler, Grove Press, page 110,
    • : "If God didn't want me to eat pussy, why'd he make it look like a ?" they gather in what Mott referred to as the pleasure dome...
tagliarini Tweet Definition of tagliarini Like Definition of tagliarini on Facebook
noun taglirini (plural)
  1. narrow tagliatelle
tagliatelle Tweet Definition of tagliatelle Like Definition of tagliatelle on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. long, flat ribbons of pasta, originally from Emilia-Romagna, sliced from a rolled-out sheet
takeout Tweet Definition of takeout Like Definition of takeout on Facebook
  1. Food purchased from a takeaway
  2. (curling) A stone that hits another stone, removing it from play
  1. (context, of food) intended to be eaten off the premises
tamale Tweet Definition of tamale Like Definition of tamale on Facebook
  1. Mexican dish of seasoned and chopped beef rolled in cornmeal dough then steamed in corn husks.
Tamara Tweet Definition of Tamara Like Definition of Tamara on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of Slavic origin, regularly used in English since the mid-twentieth century.
tandoor Tweet Definition of tandoor Like Definition of tandoor on Facebook
  1. a cylindrical clay oven used, in South Asian cuisine, to make flat bread, or to bake meat
tandoori Tweet Definition of tandoori Like Definition of tandoori on Facebook
  1. (context, of Indian food) cooked in a tandoor
tapa Tweet Definition of tapa Like Definition of tapa on Facebook
  1. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; — sometimes called also kapa.
tapioca Tweet Definition of tapioca Like Definition of tapioca on Facebook
  1. A starchy food made from the cassava plant used in puddings.
  1. relating to the ingredient or the flavoring used in tapioca puddings.
TEA Tweet Definition of TEA Like Definition of TEA on Facebook
  1. (N.Ireland) Training and employment agency
tempura Tweet Definition of tempura Like Definition of tempura on Facebook
  1. A dish made by deep-frying vegetables, seafood, or other foods in a light batter.
thread Tweet Definition of thread Like Definition of thread on Facebook
  1. A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weave, weaving or in the construction of string.
  2. A theme or idea.
All of these essays have a common thread.
I"ve lost the thread of what you"re saying.
  1. (internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread.
  2. (computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
  3. A helical ridge or groove, as on a screw.
verb (threads, threading, threaded, (archaic) thrid, threaded, (archaic) thridden)
  1. (transitive) To put thread through.
thread a needle
  1. (transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).
I think I can thread my way through here, but it"s going to be tight.
timbale Tweet Definition of timbale Like Definition of timbale on Facebook
  1. an individual serving of food cooked in a drum-shaped mold
  2. the mold used
tiramisu Tweet Definition of tiramisu Like Definition of tiramisu on Facebook
  1. an Italian semifreddo dessert, originally from the Veneto, made from ladyfinger biscuits, cocoa, mascarpone cheese, Marsala wine, eggs, sugar and espresso coffee
toffee Tweet Definition of toffee Like Definition of toffee on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) a type of confectionery made by boiling sugar (or treacle, etc) with butter or milk, then cooling the mixture so that it becomes hard
  2. (countable) a small, individual piece of toffee
a box of toffees
tofu Tweet Definition of tofu Like Definition of tofu on Facebook
  1. a protein-rich food made from curdled soybean milk, by coagulating it with magnesium sulfate.
tortellini Tweet Definition of tortellini Like Definition of tortellini on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. small, ring-shaped pasta, stuffed with meat, cheese etc; eaten with a sauce or in a soup
trail mix Tweet Definition of trail mix Like Definition of trail mix on Facebook
  1. A blend of foods for snacking on the go, as during hikes, usually consisting of some combination of dried fruit, nuts, seeds granola and sometimes small candies, cereal, etc.
truffle Tweet Definition of truffle Like Definition of truffle on Facebook
  1. any of various edible fungi, of the genus Tuber, that grow in the soil in southern Europe; the earthnut
  2. a creamy chocolate confection, in the form of a ball, covered with cocoa powder
turnover Tweet Definition of turnover Like Definition of turnover on Facebook
  1. The act of overturning something
  2. The amount of business transacted in a specified time period
The company had an annual turnover of $500.000.
  1. The number of times a stock is replaced after being used or sold, a worker is replaced after leaving, or a property changes hands
Those apartments have a high turnover because they are so close to the railroad tracks.
  1. A pastry consisting of pastry or pie crust around sweet, often fruit filling.
They served apple turnovers for breakfast.
  1. (sports) A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
The Nimrods committed a dismaying 23 turnovers en route to another humiliating loss.
tutti-frutti Tweet Definition of tutti-frutti Like Definition of tutti-frutti on Facebook
noun or tutti frutti
  1. A variety of ice cream that contains chopped candied fruit.
TV dinner Tweet Definition of TV dinner Like Definition of TV dinner on Facebook
  1. A frozen dinner.
  2. any prepackaged dinner purchased frozen and heated at home
twist Tweet Definition of twist Like Definition of twist on Facebook
  1. a force (producing twisting).
  2. anything twisted, or the act of twisting; the degree of stress or strain when twisted.
  3. a type of thread or cotton traditionally used for buttonholes.
  4. a sliver of lemon peel added to a cocktail, etc.
  5. a sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.
  6. a distortion to the meaning of a word or passage.
  7. an unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc.
  8. a type of dance characterised by rotating one"s hips.
  9. a rotation of the body when diving.
  10. a sprain, especially to the ankle.
  1. to turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force
  2. to join together by twining one part around another
  3. to turn a knob etc.
  4. to distort or change the truth or meaning of words when repeating
  5. to form a twist (in any of the above meanings)
tzimmes Tweet Definition of tzimmes Like Definition of tzimmes on Facebook
  1. a stew of fruit or vegetables traditionally served on Rosh Hashana

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