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sabzi Line breaks: sabzi
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbziː/
(also sabji ˈsʌbdʒiː)

Definition of sabzi in English:

noun (plural sabzis)

[mass noun] Indian
Vegetables, especially when cooked.
Example sentences
  • We had a tasteless boiled sabji and a weird chana curry for dinner, probably because they didn't want us to spend too much time eating before our midterms.
  • In the makeshift kitchen, it was a meal of rice and sabzi; sabzi without oil I was told.
  • He eats daal and sabji with his mama and daddy at the dinner table.


From Persian sabz 'green'.

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