curry

Curry is a South Asian-style dish of vegetables or meat in a very flavorful, spicy sauce. You can try many types of curry in an Indian restaurant.

There are different curries from different parts of Asia — a Thai curry, for example, might consist of shrimp and vegetables in a rich yellow sauce. When curry is a verb, it can mean "make curry," but it's more commonly "groom a horse." A curry comb, in fact, is specially made for this purpose. This curry comes from the Anglo-French curreier, "to comb a horse," while the dish has a Tamil root, kari, "sauce."

Primary Meanings of curry

1.
nv
(East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
2.
v
give a neat appearance to
3.
v
treat by incorporating fat
Full Definitions of curry
1

n (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice

Types:
lamb curry
curry made with lamb
Type of:
dish
a particular item of prepared food

v season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking

Type of:
flavor, flavour, season
lend flavor to
2

v give a neat appearance to

Synonyms:
dress, groom
arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set
arrange attractively
Type of:
beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify
make more beautiful
3

v treat by incorporating fat

curry tanned leather”
Type of:
process, treat
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

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