- 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 chutney
Now you understand that I want chutney, and chutney I am going to have.
If there were a bottle of chutney at every table, the delights of chutney would be gone.
It is not that we care for chutney at all, but that we simply are bound to have it.
I still have to confess that I do not see what there is to fight about in the matter of chutney.
I am sorry that I have no cards about me, but my name in Chutney.The River of Darkness
William Murray Graydon
- 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 chutney
1813, from Hindi chatni.
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