bi·ry·a·ni also bi·ri·a·ni (bĭ′rē-änē)
n. pl. bi·ry·a·nis also bi·ri·a·nis
A South Asian dish containing meat, fish, or vegetables and rice flavored with saffron or turmeric and other spices.
[Hindi and Urdu biryānī, from Persian biryān, roasted, broiled; akin to birištan, to fry, roast.]
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