Definition of basmati in English:

basmati

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Pronunciation: /basˈmɑːti
 
, -z-/
(also basmati rice)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A kind of long-grain Indian rice with a delicate fragrance.
    More example sentences
    • Enjoy the rice, be it basmati, jasmine or arborio.
    • To go with that there was steamed brown basmati rice, which is more interesting than steamed white basmati rice.
    • To go with the exotic fare were brinji rice, vegetable noodles, Mexican rice, steamed basmati rice, curd rice, pappads and pickles.

Origin

from Hindi bāsmatī, literally 'fragrant'.

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