naan

noun \ ˈnän , ˈnan \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of naan

: a round flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent

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Origin and Etymology of naan

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


NAAN Defined for English Language Learners

naan

noun

Definition of naan for English Language Learners

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


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