- a cylindrical clay oven, fired to a high heat by wood or charcoal, in which foods, especially meats, are cooked and bread is baked.
Origin of tandoor
1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr
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Word Origin and History for tandoor
1660s, from Turkish pronunciation of Persian and Arabic tannur "oven, portable furnace" (see tandoori).
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