\ 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 All of Bruell's participating restaurants are in Cleveland: First: Warm hummus with naan and pickled vegetables. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Zack Bruell Restaurant Week set to begin," 8 Jan. 2020 Raw onions accompany the dish along with a thick piece of Uzbek style naan bread. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Euro-Asian cafe on Bardstown Road serves stellar fries, a standout on disjointed menu," 8 Jan. 2020 The menu includes English pub favorites like lamb stew with a Yorkshire pudding, but also Indian staples like chicken tikka masala and more fusion options like streaky bacon naan, which Shrestha said is essentially a BLT on naan bread. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Indian pub fare, pies and biscuits move into building on Snelling and St. Clair," 31 Oct. 2019 While the dishes feature high quality ingredients, the coating on the fried eggplant on naan ($7) fell off with one bite, while the Calabrian chile cavatelli ($14) tasted almost medicinal. Louisa Chu,, "Time Out Market guide: Here’s everything you should try at Chicago’s newest food hall," 6 Dec. 2019 Finally, there are five chili dishes made with Indian cottage cheese and cooked in the tandoor ($16.99), plus a variety of seasoned naan flatbreads ($2.99-$4.99) and roti ($2.99-$3.99). Phillip Valys,, "Sajna Indian Cuisine, now open, is Hollywood’s only Indian restaurant. Why did it take so long?," 21 Nov. 2019 Pizza Karma, the naan-bread-crust pizza spot from James Beard-award-winning chef and cookbook author Raghavan Iyer, now has two locations. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Pizza Karma, naan-bread-crust pizza, opens second location," 18 Nov. 2019 There are many variations to basic naan with flavorings ranging from herbs to garlic. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "How to make naan at home, plus recipes for using it," 9 Oct. 2019 My family fought tooth and nail for the last piece of naan because carbohydrates are on our family crest. Anchorage Daily News, "Bombay South offers solid comfort food to beat that late-autumn slump," 6 Nov. 2019

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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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Last Updated

16 Jan 2020

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“Naan.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of naan

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

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