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biryani

or bi·ri·a·ni

[bir-ee-ah-nee]
noun
  1. a spicy Indian dish of rice with meat or vegetables, flavored with saffron or turmeric.
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Origin of biryani

1930–35; < Hindi,Urdu biryānī from Persian biryan “fried, roasted”
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British Dictionary definitions for biryani

biryani

biriani

noun
  1. any of a variety of Indian dishes made with rice, highly flavoured and coloured with saffron or turmeric, mixed with meat or fish
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Word Origin

from Urdu
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