nounpl. souv·la·ki·a also souv·la·kis
A Greek dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat roasted on skewers.
Origin of souvlakiModern Greek souvláki, from diminutive of soúvla, skewer, from Medieval Greek, from Latin sūbula, sūbla, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of souvlakia
a Greek version of shish kebab, for which the meat is marinated before broiling
Origin of souvlakia; from Modern Greek soubla, skewer ; from Classical Greek awl; akin to Classical Latin subula ; from Indo-European an unverified form siūdhla ; from base an unverified form siw-, sew