[tahn-doo r]

noun, plural tan·doors, tan·door·i [tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/. Indian Cookery.

a cylindrical clay oven, fired to a high heat by wood or charcoal, in which foods, especially meats, are cooked and bread is baked.

Origin of tandoor

1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr
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Related Words for tandoor

kiln, stove, microwave, range, roaster, tandoor

Word Origin and History for tandoor

1660s, from Turkish pronunciation of Persian and Arabic tannur "oven, portable furnace" (see tandoori).

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