basmati rice

noun bas·ma·ti rice \ˌbäz-ˈmä-tē-, ˌbäs- also ˌbaz-, ˌbas-\

: a kind of long rice that is used especially in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking

Full Definition of BASMATI RICE

:  a cultivated aromatic long-grain rice originating in southern Asia —called also basmati


Hindi bāsmatī kind of rice, literally, something fragrant
First Known Use: 1845

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