[ tah-wuh ]
/ ˈtɑ wə /
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a large, round frying pan, usually flat or very slightly concave or convex, used in South Asian cooking: A small amount of batter is ladled onto a hot, greased tawa, spread into a thin circle, and fried for a very short time with oil or ghee until golden brown.
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Also ta·va [tah-wuh] /ˈtɑ wə/ .
Origin of tawa
First recorded in 1840–50; from Hindi tavā “frying pan, griddle”
Words nearby tawa
taverner, tavern nuts, tavern table, TAVR, taw, tawa, tawai, tawdry, tawheowheo, tawhiri, tawie
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How to use tawa in a sentence
In this division they keep a small interval called Tawa in which they do not use the breadfruit.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
Tawa′lĭ-ukwanûñ′tĭ—“Punk-plugged-in,” from tawa′lĭ, punk; the Cherokee name of a traditional Shawano chief.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
To begin with, they had to make the slender bird spears, thirty feet long, out of the light wood of the tawa tree.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
I E sawa genitive of sa, ta reflexive possessive for all persons; Dak tawa the same, also ta.The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages|Andrew Woods Williamson
His red brethren, the chiefs of the Shawanoes at Tawa town, would not listen to him, but persecuted him.Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet|Benjamin Drake
British Dictionary definitions for tawa
/ (ˈtɑːwə) /
a tall timber tree, Beilschmiedia tawa, of New Zealand, having edible purple berries
Word Origin for tawa
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