shish ke·bab also shish ke·bob or shish ka·bob (shĭsh kə-bŏb′)
A dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat and sometimes vegetables roasted on skewers and served with condiments.
[Armenian šiš kyabab, from Turkish şiş kebabı : şiş, skewer (from earlier şış, from Old Turkic sıːş) + kebabı, qualified (possessed) form of kebap, meat roasted over coals (from Arabic kabāb, cooked meat in small pieces, possibly from Aramaic kabbābā, burning, charring, from kabbeb, to char, roast, probably from Akkadian kabābu, to burn; see kbb1 in the Appendix of Semitic roots).]
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