Definition of jambalaya
1 : rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters and seasoned with herbs
2 : a mixture of diverse elements curious jambalayas of competing elements — Neil Hickey
Examples of jambalaya in a Sentence
its jambalaya of widely diverse nationalities and races gives the urban neighborhood a rich vitality
Recent Examples of jambalaya from the Web
My jambalaya was a special for the evening, and a small portion, mostly rice.
A food vendor will offer grilled chicken, jambalaya and red beans and rice and more, Rogers said, and LulaRoe will be there and a cupcake vendor, too.
Once inside, there’s a chill bar with affordable drinks and a diverse menu with local NOLA favorites like gumbo, shrimp creole, and jambalaya.
The duck jambalaya featured huge chunks of duck breast that combined beautifully with the sausage and crawfish.
Our friendly, chatty waiter recommended the jambalaya as a popular entree.
Nelson was one of 13 people shot that night in New Orleans -- the most violent day so far in what has been a violent year in this colorful Louisiana city better known for parades and jambalaya.
Even with the tomatoes, this is a brown jambalaya, LaFleur notes.
Karson said its products, including jambalaya, lobster bisque and chicken gumbo, would still be available in stores.
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Origin and Etymology of jambalaya
Louisiana French, from Occitan jambalaia
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
JAMBALAYA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jambalaya for English Language Learners
: a spicy dish of rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters
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