Definition of jambalaya in English:


Syllabification: jam·ba·lay·a
Pronunciation: /ˌjambəˈlīə


A Cajun dish of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables.
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  • Last year I was in New Orleans and had plenty of gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish étouffée.
  • Now, instead of serving pita pockets or turkey sandwiches at lunch, the students are treated to roast beef with caramelized onions on a baguette or shrimp jambalaya with jalapeño cornbread.
  • In a traditional jambalaya, chicken, sausage, ham, and chopped vegetables are cooked and added with seasonings and liquid to an iron pot full of rice.


Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia.

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