Basmati-rice meaning

bäs-mätē
An aromatic long-grain rice from India.
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A type of long-grained rice, grown mainly in India and Pakistan, that has a distinctive fragrance and a delicate flavor.
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Origin of basmati-rice

  • Hindi bāsmatī fragrant from bās fragrance, perfume from Prakrit vāsa- from Sanskrit vāsaḥ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition