[ 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.


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



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

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