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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.
[Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia.]
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(Cookery) a Creole dish made of shrimps, ham, rice, onions, etc
[C19: from Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia chicken and rice stew]
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jam•ba•lay•a(ˌdʒʌm bəˈlaɪ ə)
a Creole dish of rice, ham, sausage, shellfish, etc., usu. cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.
[1870–75, Amer.; < Louisiana French < Occitan jambalaia, of uncertain orig.]
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|Noun||1.||jambalaya - spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery|
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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