1916-90; Brit. writer, esp. of children's books
- Lentils, peas, or other legumes that have been dried, hulled, and split.
- A thick South Asian stew made from such legumes with various seasonings.
Origin of dahlHindi dal, from Sanskrit dala&hlowdot;, dalam, piece split off, from dalati, he splits; see der- in Indo-European roots.