Definition of Tandoor

1. Noun. A clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan.

Generic synonyms: Oven



Definition of Tandoor

1. Noun. A cylindrical clay oven used, in the cuisine of the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, to make flat bread, or to cook meat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tandoor

1. a clay oven [n -DOORS or -DOORI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tandoor

tanbur
tanburs
tancoite
tanda
tandas
tandem
tandem bicycle
tandem gait
tandem repeat
tandem repeat sequence
tandem repeat sequences
tandem trailer
tandemly
tandems
tandemwise
tandoor (current term)
tandoori
tandooris
tandoors
tandospirone
tane
tanekaha
tanespimycin
taneyamalite
tanezumab
tang
tanga
tangalung
tangas
tanged

Literary usage of Tandoor

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1. Scripture manners and customs by Mary Fawler Maude (1862)
"GREEN EARS OF CORN.— PARCHED CORN.—" DOUGH."—CAKES BAKED ON THE COALS, on ON HOT STONES.-—CAKES BAKED IN A PAN OR FRYING-PAN. —THE OVEN OR tandoor. ..."

2. Researches of the Rev. E. Smith and Rev. H.G.O. Dwight in Armenia: Including by Eli Smith, Harrison Gray Otis Dwight (1833)
"The tandoor, heated once or at the most twice in twenty-four hours by a small quantity of fuel, keeps one spot continually warm for the relief of all numb ..."

3. Missionary Researches in Armenia: Including a Journey Through Asia Minor by Eli Smith, Harrison Gray Otis Dwight (1834)
"The tandoor, heated once, or at the most, twice in twenty-four hours, by a small quantity of fuel, keeps one spot continually warm, for the relief of all ..."

4. Ivan Vejeeghen, or, Life in Russia [tr. by G. Ross]. by Faddeĭ Bulgarin (1831)
"Their whole occupation consists in sitting, during summer, the whole day on a sofa, and in winter at a tandoor. This tandoor is a sort of low square table, ..."

5. Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures: Derived Principally from the Manners by George Bush (1865)
"The tandoor, heated once, or at the most twice, in twenty-four hours by a small quantity of fnel, keeps one spot continually warm for the relief of all numb ..."

6. A Residence at Constantinople: During a Period Including the Commencement by Robert Walsh (1836)
"... under a table called a tandoor, covered over with a cloth, under which people thrust their legs when they sit round it, and they frequently upset it. ..."

7. A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, Among the Nestorian Christians: With by Justin Perkins (1843)
"To do this the more effectually, it is converted into a tandoor, by laying a flat stone, or a large earthen cover made for the purpose, upon the top, ..."

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