basmati

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Etymology[edit]

Hindi बासमती (literally fragrant)[1].

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Noun[edit]

basmati (uncountable)

  1. A variety of long-grain rice, notable for its fragrance.
    • 2007 June 21, Alissa J. Rubin, “Shiite Rivalries Slash at a Once Calm Iraqi City”, New York Times:
      Diwaniya is the capital of the almost completely Shiite farming province of Qadisiya, known for its marshy fields where farmers grow aromatic ambar rice, similar to India’s basmati.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/basmati