harissa

[ hah-ree-suh, huh- ]
/ hɑˈri sə, hə- /

noun

a pungent paste or sauce made with chilies, garlic, cumin, caraway, coriander, paprika, and olive oil, used as a condiment and flavoring in North African and Middle Eastern cookery.

Nearby words

  1. harijans,
  2. harim,
  3. haringey,
  4. harira,
  5. harishchandra,
  6. hark,
  7. hark back,
  8. harken,
  9. harkins,
  10. harkness

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British Dictionary definitions for harissa

harissa

/ (həˈrɪsə) /

noun

(in Tunisian cookery) a hot paste or sauce made from chilli peppers, tomatoes, spices, and olive oil, often served with couscous

Word Origin for harissa

C20: from Arabic

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