Definitions for vietnameseviˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vi•et•nam•eseviˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ese

  1. (n.)a native or inhabitant of Vietnam.

  2. a member of the dominant ethnic group of Vietnam, living mainly in the lowland parts of the country.

    Category: Peoples

  3. the Austroasiatic language of this ethnic group: the official language of Vietnam.

    Category: Peoples

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Vietnam, its inhabitants, or the language Vietnamese.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Vietnamese:

1945–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vietnamese, Annamese(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Vietnam

  2. Vietnamese, Annamese, Annamite(adj)

    the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam

  3. Vietnamese(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Vietnam or its people or its language

    "the Vietnamese countryside"; the Vietnamese tones"; "Vietnamese boat people"

Wiktionary

  1. Vietnamese(Noun)

    Inhabitant of Vietnam, person of Vietnamese descent.

  2. Vietnamese(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Vietnam.

Freebase

  1. Vietnamese food

    Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and features a combination of five fundamental taste elements in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, and fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

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