from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Creole dish consisting of rice that has been cooked with shrimp, oysters, ham, or chicken and seasoned with spices and herbs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spicy Creole dish of rice with ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish, plus tomatoes, and seasoned with peppers, onions, herbs, and celery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery
Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Louisiana Creole French jambalaya, origin ucertain, probably from Old Provençal (Wiktionary)