\ 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 Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with the cilantro, if using, and serve warm, ideally with rice and paratha or naan. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 Kismet offers top-notch naan, made to order in one of the restaurant’s two clay ovens. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 While the menu is small the flavors cross multiple cuisines and tastes: Expect naan with hummus, shaved brussel-sprouts salad, chicken pot pie and seafood fra diavolo. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2022 It’s warming and oh-so-satisfying, especially when served with naan or paratha for dipping and scooping. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 Meherwan Irani, who owns Chai Pani in Asheville, N.C., switched to Sach paneer in 2021; since then, sales of his paneer tikka roll, made with yogurt marinated cheese that’s char-grilled and served in buttered naan, have increased more than 30%. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, 30 Nov. 2021 One of the most common regional Indian cuisines in the United States, Punjabi food includes tandoori chicken, oven-baked naan and a plethora of curries enriched with dairy. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2021 Customers travel for miles to get their hands on the restaurant’s freshly baked naan, reporter Elena Kadvany writes, buying dozens of loaves as gifts or to freeze for later. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Nov. 2021 While the most popular items were French fries (especially on Fridays), that was followed by pad Thai and garlic naan. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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29 Mar 2022

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“Naan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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