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naan

or nan  (nän, năn)
n.
A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of wheat flour and baked in a tandoor.

[Hindi and Urdu nān, bread, from Persian, from Middle Persian, from Old Persian *nagna-, probably originally meaning "naked, bare" (from being baked uncovered in an oven rather than covered in ash as other types of bread); see nogw- in Indo-European roots.]

naan

(nɑːn)
n
(Cookery) another name for nan bread
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naan - leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
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