follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

tandoor

[tahn-doo r] /tɑnˈdʊər/
noun, plural tandoors, tandoori
[tahn-doo r-ee] /tɑnˈdʊər i/ (Show IPA).
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.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Hindi, Urdu tandūr < Persian tanūr
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tan-door

tandoor

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tandoor

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tan

3
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with tan-door

Nearby words for tan-door