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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.


biryani

/ ˌbɪrɪˈɑːnɪ /

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 History and Origins

Origin of biryani1

1930–35; < Hindi, Urdu biryānī from Persian biryan “fried, roasted”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of biryani1

from Urdu

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Example Sentences

If you want to go all out, stuff pumpkins with biryani for dramatic effect.

On any given evening, one could expect to be greeted with giant trays of a neighbor’s home-cooked biryani, or spicy chicken burgers sponsored by a halal fried chicken joint, and typically that food would nourish upwards of 500 people per night.

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My first interactions with cardamom came when I was a child, eating meaty curries and all kinds of biryani my mom and aunts would make.

Pakistani police make no apologies of monitoring Student Biryani or the “Mosque of the Way of the Trusted One.”

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