Etymology
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dal (n.)

sort of vetch cultivated in the East Indies, 1690s, from Hindi dal "split pulse," from Sanskrit dala, from dal "to split."

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Definitions of dal

dal (n.)
a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters;
Synonyms: dekaliter / dekalitre / decaliter / decalitre / dkl
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