Definition of gulab jamun in English:

gulab jamun

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Pronunciation: /gʊˌlɑːb ˈjɑːmʌn
 
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noun

  • An Indian sweet consisting of a ball of deep-fried paneer boiled in a sugar syrup: brown, sticky gulab jamuns [mass noun]: he ordered gulab jamun for everybody
    More example sentences
    • Some sweets which originated in C. Asia were developed under Moghul influence into the delicacies well known in India as barfi, halva, gulab jamun, jalebi, etc.
    • They had never been in a room with electric lamps and fans nor had they ever tasted a gulab jamun (a common Indian sweet) until then.
    • Who on earth would expect chaat, paratha, paani puri, rasmalai, saag ghosht, paneer or gulab jamun as part of their in flight meal?

Origin

from Hindi gulāb 'rose water' and jāmun 'fruit'.

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