paella[pä yel′ə, pī ā′yä; Sp pä e′lyä]
a Spanish dish of rice cooked with chicken, seafood, etc. and seasoned with saffron
Origin of paellaCatalan, literally , cooking pot ; from Old French paelle ; from Classical Latin patella, a small pan: see patella
A saffron-flavored Spanish dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken, and seafood.
Origin of paellaCatalan, frying pan, paella, from Old French paelle, frying pan, pot, from Latin patella, diminutive of patina, pan; see paten.