[ juhm-buh-lahy-uh ]
/ ˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə /
a dish of Creole origin, consisting of rice cooked with ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish, herbs, spices, and vegetables, especially tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
Origin of jambalaya
1740–50; < Louisiana French < Provençal jambalaia, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for jambalaya
The Utah congressman headlined Airhart's "Blue Jean Bash" at Jethro's BBQ and Jambalaya in West Des Moines.
Jambalaya can have sausage, chicken, shrimp, or duck, tomatoes or no tomatoes; gumbo can be thick or thin or dark or light.
British Dictionary definitions for jambalaya
/ (ˌdʒʌmbəˈlaɪə) /
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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