tandoor

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English[edit]

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A chef using a tandoor.

Etymology[edit]

From Hindustani तन्दूर (tandūr) / تندور(tandūr), from Persian تنور(tanūr), from Middle Persian [script needed] (tnwl /tanūr/, oven), ultimately from Akkadian 𒋾𒂟 (tinūru), all meaning (clay) oven. According to the Dehkhoda Dictionary, the Akkadian word consists of the parts tin meaning "mud" and nuro/nura meaning "fire" and is mentioned as early as in the Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh, c.f. also Avestan tanûra and Pahlavi tanûr. Doublet of athanor.

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  • IPA(key): /tænˈdʊə(ɹ)/, /tɑːnˈdʊə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ)

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tandoor (plural tandoors)

  1. A cylindrical clay oven used, in the cuisine of the Caucasus, Middle East, and Indian subcontinent, to make flat bread, or to cook meat.
    • 2001, Martin Hughes, World Food: India (Lonely Planet), page 53
      You can cook naan in a normal oven, but the results will inevitably disappoint; even Indians generally wait to savour them in restaurants, as very few homes are equipped with a tandoor.

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Noun[edit]

tandoor m (plural tandoors)

  1. tandoor (cylindrical clay oven used in Indian cuisine)

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tandoor m (plural tandoor)

  1. tandoor