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puri

or poo·ri

[ poor-ee ]
/ ˈpʊər i /
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noun, plural pu·ris.
a light, unleavened whole wheat flatbread from South Asia that puffs up like a round ball when it is deep-fried.
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Origin of puri

First recorded in 1830–35; from Hindi pūrī, akin to Sanskrit piparti “(he) fills, nourishes” and pūrṇa- “full”

Other definitions for puri (2 of 2)

Puri
[ poor-ee, poo-ree ]
/ ˈpʊər i, pʊˈri /

noun
a seaport in E Odisha, in E India, on the Bay of Bengal: temple of Krishna; Hindu pilgrimage center.
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British Dictionary definitions for puri

Puri
/ (ˈpʊəriː, pʊəˈriː) /

noun
a port in E India, in Odisha (formerly Orissa) on the Bay of Bengal: 12th-century temple of Jagannath. Pop: 157 610 (2001)
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