- a Creole stew made of rice and shrimp, oysters, crabs, ham, chicken, etc., with spices and, often, vegetables
- any jumbled mixture
Origin of jambalayaAmerican French (Louisiana) from Provençal jambalaia
A Creole dish consisting of rice that has been cooked with shrimp, oysters, ham, or chicken and seasoned with spices and herbs.
Origin of jambalayaLouisiana French from Provençal jambalaia
From Louisiana Creole French jambalaya, origin ucertain, probably from Old Provençal.