from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Indian dish containing meat, fish, or vegetables and rice flavored with saffron or turmeric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dish of spiced rice with meat and/or vegetables.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables
Hindi or Urdu biryānī, from Persian beryā, roasted, grilled, from berīdan, berī-, to roast.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Persian بریانی (beryâni) (Wiktionary)