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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.
    • 1909, Rudyard Kipling, “The Education of Otis Yeere. Part II.”, in Under the Deodars (The Works of Rudyard Kipling), Edinburgh de Luxe edition, Boston, Mass., London: The Edinburgh Society, →OCLC, page 18:
      I found him, lonely and unbefriended, the very next night after our talk, at the Dugald Delane's burra-khana.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin, published 2015, page 47:
      ‘Wasn't a man in town who could put on a burra-khana like he did.’

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