Share this entry
basmati Syllabification: bas·ma·ti
Pronunciation: /ˌbäzˈmädē/
(also basmati rice)

Definition of basmati in English:


A kind of long-grain Indian rice of a high quality.
Example sentences
  • Enjoy the rice, be it basmati, jasmine or arborio.
  • To go with that there was steamed brown basmati rice, which is more interesting than steamed white basmati rice.
  • To go with the exotic fare were brinji rice, vegetable noodles, Mexican rice, steamed basmati rice, curd rice, pappads and pickles.


From Hindi bāsmatī, literally 'fragrant'.

Definition of basmati in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources