Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of biryani.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of biryani.

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  • n. an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables

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Examples

  • The Moroccan tagine is directly descended from the Persian khoresht stew, and India has taken both Persia's dishes and their names into its culture; Indian staples such as tandoori, nan bread, tikka, kebab, pilaf and biriani are all Persian words.

    Persia's Private Cuisine Goes Public

  • When you look back over life, the milestones of taste are surprisingly fresh: a first chicken biriani in the Taj Mahal, Oxford, circa 1958; a first baguette with tuna and tomato, Avignon, 1959; a first lasagne in Hugo's off Baker Street, 1962; a first Armenian kebab in Manchester, circa 1964; a first doner kebab in Peckham, 1969.

    The past in a pineapple ring | Peter Preston

  • Because the ship docked in Bombay, Karachi and Colombo, there was also Indian food, a curry of the day described only by a town or region -- Goa, Madras, Delhi -- served with things I'd never heard of -- pappadom, chapatti, paratha, dal and biriani.

    'It Seemed Like A Good Idea At the Time'

  • ýThe purveyors and producers of biriani, morog pilau and tehari are doing brisk business ýý – business that Pizza Hut must envy.

    Monoculture

  • If they did stumble over it many would wonder why they should bother to make an already rich and powerfull politician any richer or any more powerfull unless there was free beer and biriani at the booth.

    Livingstone Misuses Taxpayers' Money... Again

  • Because the ship docked in Bombay, Karachi and Colombo, there was also Indian food, a curry of the day described only by a town or region — Goa, Madras, Delhi — served with things I’d never heard of — papadum, chapatti, paratha, dal and biriani.

    What I Ate On Mars

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