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Definitions for jambalaya
ˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ əjam·bal·aya

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jambalayanoun

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


  1. jambalayanoun

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

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


  1. Jambalaya

    Jambalaya ( JAM-bə-LY-ə, JUM-) is an American Creole and Cajun rice dish of French (especially Provençal cuisine), African, and Spanish influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice.


  1. jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana Creole dish that consists of meat (such as chicken, sausage, or seafood), vegetables, and rice mixed together and commonly spiced with Cajun or Creole seasonings. Its origins are a mix of Spanish, French, and African cooking traditions, with influences from Caribbean cuisine. There are two primary methods: Creole jambalaya (also called "red jambalaya") which includes tomatoes, and Cajun jambalaya (also called "brown jambalaya") which does not.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. jambalaya

    A Cajun dish of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables.

    Submitted by JP03 on June 23, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jambalaya in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jambalaya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of jambalaya in a Sentence

  1. Pam Brand:

    Jambalaya is a one-pot meal that reflects the spirit of Mardi Gras but can be enjoyed throughout the year. This recipe produces a classic jambalaya that comes out perfectly every time, we were inspired to create it after many years of inconsistent results with the rice in our jambalaya. It was either crunchy or gummy, but that's not the case with this foolproof recipe.

  2. John Kasich:

    We're going to be changing some snowshoes for some flip-flops and we're going to go from fried clams to jambalaya.

  3. John Kasich:

    We feel the momentum. And we'll see what happens. And we'll live with the results. But there will be no regrets in the Kasich campaign for all the work we've put in, the positivity of all of it. we're going to be changing some snowshoes for some flip-flops and we're going to go from fried clams to jambalaya.

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