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British Dictionary definitions for laksa

laksa

noun
  1. (in Malaysia) a dish of Chinese origin consisting of rice noodles served in curry or hot soup
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Word Origin

from Malay: ten thousand
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Historical Examples

  • Tens of thousands (laksa) are the highest class of numbers the Malay language has a name for.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden