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- n. Alternative spelling of papadom.
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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.
I made a bellows of my lungs, puffed out my cheeks, and sent such a crosswind Tillie Guttmacher’s way that I stirred a maelstrom in her plate—rice, sauce, pickles, bits of pappadom, all swirling in a hurricane that blew itself out finally on and down her unbuttoned blouse.