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An aromatic long-grain rice from India.
[Hindi bāsmatī (literally "fragrant") : bās, fragrance, perfume (from Prakrit vāsa-, from Sanskrit vāsaḥ, of unknown origin) + matī, possessing (ultimately from Sanskrit -matī, feminine of -mān).]
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(Cookery) a variety of long-grain rice with slender aromatic grains, used for savoury dishes
[from Hindi, literally: aromatic]
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A fine-grained, aromatic rice from North India and Pakistan.
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basmati rice[bəzˈmætɪˈraɪs] N → arroz m basmati (arroz de grano largo con aromatizantes)
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