Definition of albondigas in English:


Pronunciation /alˈbändiɡəs/ /ælˈbɑndɪɡəs/

plural noun

  • Small meatballs, prepared in the Mexican, Spanish, or South American way.

    • ‘The agreeable garlicky, parsley-flecked lamb and pork albondigas (meat balls) were let down by a sharp tomato sauce, dominated by dried herbs, possibly oregano.’
    • ‘Then it's home again, and time to relive the magic of the tapas bar with albondigas in a stew of tomatoes and onions with chickpeas, and a bottle of Rioja.’
    • ‘And I'll let you in on a little secret: Without cumin, it's not albondigas.’
    • ‘For the albondigas: Place a small saute pan over medium heat and add the oil.’
    • ‘The ubiquitous albondigas, the ever-present boquerones, the dreary old patates bravas, but Seville is an honourable exception to a sad trend.’


Spanish, from Arabic al-bunduq ‘hazel nut’.



/alˈbändiɡəs/ /ælˈbɑndɪɡəs/