What does jambalaya mean?

Definitions for jambalayaˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jambalaya(noun)

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


  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


  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.

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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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