falafel means: Middle Eastern speciality made from small, deep-fried croquettes and balls of ground chickpeas, garbanzos. These can be eaten as sandwiches or appetizers, and are usually served in pita bread. Falafel is usually served with yogurt- or tahini based sauces. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does falafel mean?

This Middle Eastern recipe is made of paste from dried chickpeas, herbs and shaped into balls that are deep-fried. (in Cooking Dictionary)

Mixture of chickpeas and fava beans, which is then shaped into balls that are deep-fried. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This mixture makes a delicious fried ball. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Such balls are stuffed into a sandwich. (in Merlin Dictionary)