Simple Definition of jambalaya
: a spicy dish of rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters
Full Definition of jambalaya
1 : rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters and seasoned with herbs
2 : a mixture of diverse elements <curious jambalayas of competing elements — Neil Hickey>
Examples of jambalaya
<its jambalaya of widely diverse nationalities and races gives the urban neighborhood a rich vitality>
Origin of jambalaya
Louisiana French, from Occitan jambalaia
First Known Use: 1872
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