Samosa meaning

sə-mōsə
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A small fried turnover of South Asian origin that is filled with seasoned vegetables or meat.
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A small pastry turnover, orig. of India, filled with a spicy meat or vegetable mixture, as of potatoes and peas.
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A snack, of Indian origin, consisting of a deep-fried triangular turnover filled with vegetables (especially potatoes) or meat.
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Origin of samosa

  • Hindi and Urdu samosā from Persian samōsa variant of sambūsa

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

  • From Hindi समोसा (samosā), from Persian سمبوسه (sambose).

    From Wiktionary