Jambalaya (noun)

  1. A Cajun and Creole dish made from rice, vegetables, and meats such as ham, chicken, or sausage.
  2. A mixture or blend of various ingredients, especially when each element is distinct and retains its own character.

Origin:

Early 19th century: from french jambalaia, from proven├žal jambalaia 'rice dish', from jambon 'ham' + alaia 'rice'.

Examples:

  1. The jambalaya was a staple dish at the family gatherings, always a hit with everyone.
  2. The jambalaya recipe was passed down from generations and was a closely guarded secret.
  3. The jambalaya festival was an annual event that attracted tourists from all over the world.
  4. The jambalaya was a perfect combination of flavors, spices, and textures, each element complementing the other.
  5. The jambalaya band was known for its energetic and eclectic mix of musical styles and influences.
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