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

  • n. A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of white flour and baked in a tandoor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of round, flat bread baked in a tandoor popular in South and Central Asian cuisine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop


Hindi nān, bread, from Farsi, ultimately from Old Persian *nagna, naked, bare (probably from being baked uncovered in an oven rather than covered in ash).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindustani नान / نان (nān), from Persian نان (nān), from Middle Persian 𐭭𐭠𐭭 (nān, "bread"). (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.