Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A South Asian dish containing meat, fish, or vegetables and rice flavored with saffron or turmeric and other spices.

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  • noun A dish of spiced rice with meat and/or vegetables.

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

Etymologies

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

[Hindi and Urdu biryānī, from Persian biryān, roasted, broiled; akin to birištan, to fry, roast.]

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Persian بریانی (beryâni)

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