leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
Syn: ↑nan
Hypernyms: ↑bread, ↑breadstuff, ↑staff of life

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noun or nan \\ˈnän, ˈnan\ (-s)
Etymology: Hindi + Urdu + Persian nān bread; Hindi + Urdu nān, from Persian; akin to Baluchi nayan bread, Sogdian nyny
: a round or oblong flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent

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naan UK [nɑːn] UK [næn] US US [nɑn] noun [countable/uncountable] [singular naan plural naans]
a type of flat bread from India and Central Asia
Thesaurus: types of breadhyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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naan or nan «non», noun.
a kind of Indian flatbread, also popular in Pakistan and parts of Asia. The bread has a teardrop shape that comes from being cooked on the side of a clay tandoor oven.
[< Hindi, Urdu nān < Persian]

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n. variant spelling of nan

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(also nan) /ˈnɑːn/ noun [count, noncount]
: an Indian bread that is round, flat, and soft

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naan f8 [naan naans] noun uncountable
= nan 2

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var. nan3.

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