Definition of ras-el-hanout in English:

ras-el-hanout

noun

mass noun
  • A spice mixture used in North African cooking.

    ‘a pair of seared scallops seasoned with ras-el-hanout’

Origin

From Arabic raʾs al-ḥānūt ‘top of the shop’, in reference to the highest quality spices sold in a shop.

Pronunciation

ras-el-hanout

/ˌrɑːs ɛlˈhanuːt/