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Definition of samosa 

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: a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables and fried in ghee or oil

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Before getting into the entrees, the plump, from-scratch samosas prove perfectly flaky with just the right amount of spice. Griffin Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "The most diverse street in America? Find color, culture, connectedness on Devon Avenue," 28 June 2018 Consider these vegan samosas, packed with peas, cilantro, jalapeño and cayenne. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of samosa

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samosa

Hindi samosā & Urdu samosa, sambūsa, from Persian sambūsa

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