Jambalaya definition

jŭmbə-līə
Any jumbled mixture.
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A Creole dish consisting of rice that has been cooked with shrimp, oysters, ham, or chicken and seasoned with spices and herbs.
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A Creole stew made of rice and shrimp, oysters, crabs, ham, chicken, etc., with spices and, often, vegetables.
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Any of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jambalaya
Plural:
jambalayas

Origin of jambalaya

  • Louisiana French from Provençal jambalaia

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

  • From Louisiana Creole French jambalaya, origin ucertain, probably from Old Provençal.

    From Wiktionary