tandoor

[ tahn-doo r ]
/ tɑnˈdʊər /

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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. tandem bicycle,
  2. tandem roller,
  3. tandem trailer,
  4. tandem-compound,
  5. tandjungpriok,
  6. tandoori,
  7. tane,
  8. tanen taunggyi,
  9. taney,
  10. taney, roger brooke

Origin of tandoor

1655–65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr

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Word Origin and History for tandoor

tandoor

n.

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

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