Definitions for jambalayaˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jam•ba•lay•aˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə(n.)

  1. a Creole dish of rice, ham, sausage, shellfish, etc., usu. cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of jambalaya:

1870–75, Amer.; < LaF < Oc jambalaia, of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jambalaya(noun)

    spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery

Wiktionary

  1. jambalaya(Noun)

    Any of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham

  2. Origin: From jambalaya, origin ucertain, probably from

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  1. Jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. Jambalaya originated in the Caribbean Islands. The Spanish culture mixed with the native foods created what is known as Jambalaya. Jambalaya is traditionally made in three parts, with meats and vegetables, and is completed by adding stock and rice. It is also a close cousin to the saffron colored paella found in Spanish cuisine.

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