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basmati rice

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

Simple Definition of basmati rice

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of basmati rice

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

Origin of basmati rice

Hindi bāsmatī kind of rice, literally, something fragrant


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with basmati rice


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