\ ˈnän How to pronounce naan (audio) , ˈnan How to pronounce naan (audio) \
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Definition of naan

: a round flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent

Examples of naan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The packages are designed to serve eight and include a selection of sides and naan. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 All that’s left is the eating — with rice or naan, or by itself. Washington Post, "Discover the nutty goodness of kabocha squash with this stellar sauce," 25 Oct. 2020 Serve as is, very warm, or with rice or naan or roti, or all three. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: A savory way with rhubarb," 13 June 2020 Roll up Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs in flatbread or naan. Erika Dungan And Kate Merker, Country Living, "Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs," 2 May 2020 Their Bombay-style comfort food (think: fluffy naan, jackfruit biryani, and spiced masala chai) is worth the flight alone. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 11 Best Cookbooks for Eating Your Way Around the World," 23 Mar. 2020 Best of all, aside from a trio of Indian buffet standards — excellent tandoori chicken, a merely decent chicken tikka masala and soft naan — several of the options change day-to-day. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 According to the delivery company, French fries were the most popular dish ordered in March, followed by pad Thai and garlic naan. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Here's What People Across the Country Are Ordering on Uber Eats During Quarantine," 4 Apr. 2020 The aforementioned non bread sounds etymologically similar to Indian naan. Brandon Presser, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Visit Uzbekistan, A Country Undergoing a Tourism Renaissance," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of naan

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naan

Hindi & Urdu & Persian; Hindi & Urdu nān bread, from Persian

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“Naan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of naan

: an Indian bread that is round, flat, and soft

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