or bi·ri·a·ni



a spicy Indian dish of rice with meat or vegetables, flavored with saffron or turmeric.

Origin of biryani

1930–35; < Hindi,Urdu biryānī from Persian biryan “fried, roasted” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for biryani




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

Word Origin for biryani

from Urdu
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