variants or bobotee
plural -s
: a dish of minced meat with curry and condiments especially popular in southern Africa

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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