jambalaya


jam·ba·laya

noun \ˌjəm-bə-ˈlī-ə\

: 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

  1. <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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