from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cylindrical oven made of clay, heated to a high heat over charcoal or wood, and used in India for baking bread and roasting meat.
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- n. A cylindrical clay oven used, in the cuisine of the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, to make flat bread, or to cook meat.
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- n. a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
Hindi and Urdu tandūr, from Persian, variant of tannūr, from Middle Persian, from Arabic, from Akkadian tinūru, oven.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindustani तन्दूर (tandūr) / تندور (tandūr), from Persian تنور (tanur), from Arabic تَنُّور (tannūr), ultimately from Akkadian (tinūru), all meaning oven. (Wiktionary)