noun \bi(ə)rˈyänē, ˌbirēˈänē, -i\
variants: less commonly


\bi(ə)rˈyänē, ˌbirēˈänē, -i\

Definition of biryani



  1. :  an Indian dish of meat, fish, or vegetables cooked with rice flavored especially with saffron or turmeric

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Origin and Etymology of biryani

Hindi biryānī, from biryān roasted, from Persian; probably akin to Middle Persian barshtan to roast, Sanskrit bhṛjjati he roasts — more at fry

First Known Use: 1932

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