tandoor


tandoor

noun, plural tan·doors, tan·door·i [tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/. Indian Cookery.

  1. a cylindrical clay oven, fired to a high heat by wood or charcoal, in which foods, especially meats, are cooked and bread is baked.

n.1660s, from Turkish pronunciation of Persian and Arabic tannur “oven, portable furnace” (see tandoori).

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