Definition of basmati in English:

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basmati

Pronunciation: /basˈmɑːti/
/bazˈmɑːti/
(also basmati rice)

noun

[mass noun]
A kind of long-grain Indian rice with a delicate fragrance.
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.

Origin

From Hindi bāsmatī, literally 'fragrant'.

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