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samosa

noun sa·mo·sa \sə-ˈmō-sə\

Definition of samosa

  1. :  a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables and fried in ghee or oil



Origin of samosa

Hindi samosā & Urdu samosa, sambūsa, from Persian sambūsa


First Known Use: 1932

Rhymes with samosa


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