Definitions for jambalayaˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə
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jam•ba•lay•aˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə(n.)
a Creole dish of rice, ham, sausage, shellfish, etc., usu. cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.
Origin of jambalaya:
1870–75, Amer.; < LaF < Oc jambalaia, of uncert. orig.
spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery
Any of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham
Origin: From jambalaya, origin ucertain, probably from