n. Thinly cut meat (usually lamb, but may be chicken, beef, or other meat) cooked on a vertical rotating spit. Often served on a laffa (large pita type bread, but flat like a pizza dough and without a pocket) and with French fries ("chips" in Israel). Sometimes served on pita.
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Arabic / Judeo-Arabic
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
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