- a sauce or relish of East Indian origin, often compounded of both sweet and sour ingredients, as fruits and herbs, with spices and other seasoning.
Origin of chutney
First recorded in 1805–15, chutney is from the Hindi word chatnī
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Examples from the Web for chutnee
An old pupil sends me my chutnee; and I always keep it for grand occasions, like this and the break-up party.The Youngest Girl in the School
Fancy a high-souled creature, capable of æsthetics, giving her mind to soup or the right proportion of chutnee for the curry!
Then mix the powder, paste, chutnee, and cassareep into a thin paste with the lemon juice.Cakes & Ale
I must also observe that chutnee is excellent with all kinds of broiled devils; a little curry-powder may be introduced.Soyer's Culinary Campaign
Fancy a high-souled creature, capable of sthetics, giving her mind to soup or the right proportion of chutnee for the curry!The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)
Eliza Lynn Linton
- a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etcmango chutney
- a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso
C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutnee
1813, from Hindi chatni.
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