\ 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 Transfer the naan to the oven for the last 10 minutes that the meatballs cook., "Recipe: Roll up lamb meatballs with minty yogurt sauce in flatbreads for this refreshing dinner," 20 Apr. 2021 The samosas, garlic naan and Shahi Paneer (Indian cheese in a tomato sauce) make for a tasty meal. cleveland, "10 restaurants to go for meatless Friday if you’re all fish fry-ed out," 23 Mar. 2021 In the city's historic Grandin Village, Taaza is an authentic Indian and Mediterranean restaurant, making fresh naan daily in a traditional clay oven. Kelsey Ogletree, Southern Living, "How to Explore Virginia's Blue Ridge from Roanoke," 19 Mar. 2021 This naan is risen with baking powder and cooked in a cast-iron skillet. Washington Post, "Our top 10 recipes of 2020 are, fittingly, full of comfort," 15 Dec. 2020 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

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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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22 Apr 2021

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“Naan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of naan

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

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