basmati

[ bahs-mah-tee ]
/ bɑsˈmɑ ti /

noun

a variety of cultivated long-grain rice that is notably fragrant.

Nearby words

  1. baskin,
  2. baskin, leonard,
  3. basking,
  4. basking shark,
  5. basle,
  6. basmati rice,
  7. basnet,
  8. baso-,
  9. basoerythrocyte,
  10. basoerythrocytosis

Origin of basmati

First recorded in 1845–50, basmati is from the Hindi word basmati, literally, fragrant

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