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From Hindi बड़ा खाना (baṛā khānā, big dinner), from बड़ा (baṛā, big) + खाना (khānā, food, dinner).


burra-khana (plural burra-khanas)

  1. (India) A great entertainment or feast.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Education of Otis Yeere’, Under the Deodars, Folio Society 2005, p. 14:
      I found him, lonely and unbefriended, the very next night after our talk, at the Dugald Delanes' burra-khana.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 47:
      ‘Wasn't a man in town who could put on a burra-khana like he did.’

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