Harissa meaning

hä-rēsə
A spicy North African sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, cumin, and other seasonings.
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A traditional Armenian dish similar to keÅŸkek; a kind of homogeneous porridge made of previously stewed and boned chicken and coarsely ground soaked wheat.
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A North African spice mix, containing chillis, garlic and salt, used as both a condiment and an ingredient.
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Origin of harissa

  • Arabic harīsa dish of pounded meat and bulgur from harasa to pound hrs in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Armenian Õ°Õ¡Ö€Õ«Õ½Õ¡ (harisa).

    From Wiktionary

  • Apparently from Arabic "break into pieces".

    From Wiktionary