Definition of samosa in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈmōsə/


A triangular savory pastry fried in ghee or oil, containing spiced vegetables or meat.
Example sentences
  • The starters we ordered, vegetable pakora and meat samosas, were excellent.
  • My wife, Jayne, enjoyed the mini savoury selection which consisted of crunchy onion bhajis, aloo tikkas, spinach pakoras and vegetable samosas all deep fried and served with two dips.
  • In India, savoury samosas are usually served with a chutney of some sort.


Hindi, from Persian and Urdu.

Words that rhyme with samosa

anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, curiosa, Formosa, grocer, Via Dolorosa

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Syllabification: sa·mo·sa

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