bobotie

noun

bo·​bo·​tie
bəˈbōtē,
¦bōbət¦ē
variants or bobotee
plural -s
: a dish of minced meat with curry and condiments especially popular in southern Africa

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Afrikaans boebooti, boboti, borrowed from Javanese Malay bobotok, bebotok, plural of botok "spiced, shredded coconut wrapped in banana leaves with fish or other ingredients and steamed," borrowed from Javanese boṭoʔ (spelled bothok)

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“Bobotie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobotie. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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