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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He collared a chilli-bean pie, a couple of samosas and an almond slice at 15p each.

n. a snack, of Indian origin, consisting of a deep-fried triangular turnover filled with vegetables (especially potatoes) or meat


n. small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot


A '''samosa ''' , or samoosa, is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles or minced meat ( lamb, beef or chicken). Pine nuts can also be added. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular or tetrahedral in shape. Indian samosas are usually vegetarian, and often accompanied by a mint sauce chutney. Samosas are a popular entrée, appetizer or snack in the local cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, East Africa and North Africa. Due to cultural diffusion and emigration from these areas, samosas in today's world are also prepared in other regions.

Usage examples of "samosa".

It seemed that about two months ago, Officer Resden had had occasion to reprimand Samosa when he caught him about to spraypaint a sidewalk in front of the Mission Street BART station.

Two days later, in the street in front of the same BART station, Samosa failed to stop at the sign on Mission.

Now, it turned out that Jesus Samosa worked at the Doggie Diner three blocks from the BART station.

Felice drew her gun, walked behind the counter, confiscated the burger for lab analysis and bagged Jesus Samosa on the spot.

Van de Velde looked dubious and helped himself to another curried samosa from the tray.

If one of the questions in a quiz was: which of these lunch choices would a conventional person make, a sandwich, a cheeseburger, a samosa, the first would be the correct answer.

Was this a woman, I wondered, who would go anywhere for a samosa and a glass of champagne?

Lady Sloper, who, reasonably early on, gave me permission to call her Marjorie, was a small, bright-eyed woman, who made good use of the champagne and was licking her fingers after a particularly succulent samosa when she spotted another Judge.

A cup of tea is expensive, and the sandwiches and samosas are as much as a dinner in Brooklyn.

The dust was everywhere, and street vendors stood selling their wares without a thought for the dirt covering everything from samosas to painted gourds.

At the small self-service counter cheeseburgers or ham sandwiches or samosas were on offer, these last perhaps for the AhmanSuleiman workforce.

Straits Cafe, waiting for our samosas and sashimi salad, when he laid out his idea for me.

To Rex it mattered little who owned what in Antioch, in Zeugma, in Samosata, in Damascus.

A cup of tea is expensive, and the sandwiches and samosas are as much as a dinner in Brooklyn.

It was early in the day, so the place was almost empty, apart from a fat lady buying a box of pista barfi and jalebis, a couple of bachelor garment workers drinking chaloo chai and an elderly Polish woman from the old days when it was the Jews who ran the sweatshops round here, who sat all day in a corner with two vegetable samosas, one pun and a glass of milk, announcing to everyone who came in that she was only there because "it was next best to kosher and today you must do the best you can".