from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small fried turnover of Indian origin that is filled with seasoned vegetables or meat.
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- n. a snack, of Indian origin, consisting of a deep-fried triangular turnover filled with vegetables (especially potatoes) or meat
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- n. small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
Hindi samosā, from Persian samosa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi समोसा samosā, which is from Persian سمبوسه (sambose). (Wiktionary)