bo·​bo·​tie | \ bəˈbōtē, ¦bōbət¦ē\
variants: or bobotee
plural -s

Definition of bobotie

: a dish of minced meat with curry and condiments especially popular in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for bobotie

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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