Definition of basmati in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbäzˈmädē/
Pronunciation: /ˌbäsˈmädē/
(also basmati rice)


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'.

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Syllabification: bas·ma·ti

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