PRONUNCIATION: (juhm-buh-LY-uh)

MEANING: noun:
1. A dish made of rice, herbs, spices, vegetables, and meat.
2. A heterogeneous mixture.

ETYMOLOGY: From Louisiana French, from Provençal jambalaia. Earliest documented use: 1872.

LAMBALAYA - mutton lasagna

SAMBALAYA - a spicy Brazilian dance

JAMALAYA - Frau Merkel, do you know what country has Kuala Lampur as its capital?