Basmati Rice Definition

bäs-mätē
noun
An aromatic long-grain rice from India.
American Heritage
A type of long-grained rice, grown mainly in India and Pakistan, that has a distinctive fragrance and a delicate flavor.
Webster's New World
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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

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