Hing meaning

hĭng
Asafetida, especially as used as a seasoning in South Asian cuisine, usually in powdered form mixed with rice flour.
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Origin of hing

  • Hindi hīṁg from Prakrit hiṁgu- from Sanskrit hiṅgu perhaps of Iranian origin Persian angu- in angužad asafetida (angu-) (žad gum, tears of sap)

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