Adjective "basmati" definition and examples

(Basmati may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bazˈmɑːti//basˈmɑːti/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A kind of long-grain Indian rice with a delicate fragrance.
  1. 'To go with the exotic fare were brinji rice, vegetable noodles, Mexican rice, steamed basmati rice, curd rice, pappads and pickles.'
  2. 'Aromatic rices such as basmati from Pakistan, Nepal, and India and sadri from Iran have a distinctive popcorn-like aroma and are highly prized for their quality.'
  3. 'Use sweet potato instead of white potato, wholegrain bread instead of bread without lumps, basmati or doongara styles of rice instead of other white & brown rices.'
  4. 'White rice makes great rice puddings and basmati rice makes wonderful flavoured rice dishes.'
  5. 'While he's at it, he might also want to cut the salt content of the white-bean soup in half and toss out the dull sea scallops with the curried apples, almonds, and basmati rice.'
  6. 'To go with that there was steamed brown basmati rice, which is more interesting than steamed white basmati rice.'
  7. 'I chose lightly spiced spinach and chickpea potato cake served with basmati rice, mint yoghurt and mango chutney.'
  8. 'Enjoy the rice, be it basmati, jasmine or arborio.'
  9. 'Pakistan also produces some of the finest rice in the world, basmati, which is the preferred rice for preparing their special rice dishes such as biriani and pilaf.'
  10. 'Brown basmati rice and dark red kidney beans combine with fresh fruits and vegetables in this colorful main-dish salad.'

More definitions

1. a variety of cultivated long-grain rice that is notably fragrant.

More examples(as adjective)

"rices can be basmati."

"prices can be basmati."

"abatements can be basmati."

"exporterses can be basmati."

"exports can be basmati."

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Origin

From Hindi bāsmatī, literally ‘fragrant’.