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laksa

Syllabification: lak·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈläksə
 
/

Definition of laksa in English:

noun

A Malaysian dish of Chinese origin, consisting of rice noodles served in a curry sauce or hot soup.
Example sentences
  • The old Indonesian and Malaysian name laksa shows that this pasta originated in Persia, not from a Chinese source (as in the case of the modern Indonesian name mie).
  • It reminds us of laksa (egg noodles in a coconut sauce).
  • I sat in a cafe, glowing from my head massage, reading my novel and eating a bowl of curry laksa.

Origin

Malay.

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