jambalaya

[ juhm-buh-lahy-uh ]
/ ˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə /

noun

a dish of Creole origin, consisting of rice cooked with ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish, herbs, spices, and vegetables, especially tomatoes, onions, and peppers.

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Origin of jambalaya

1740–50; <Louisiana French <Provençal jambalaia, of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for jambalaya

jambalaya
/ (ˌdʒʌmbəˈlaɪə) /

noun

a Creole dish made of shrimps, ham, rice, onions, etc

Word Origin for jambalaya

C19: from Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia chicken and rice stew
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