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curry powder

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noun
  1. a powdered preparation of spices and other ingredients, usually including turmeric and coriander, used for making curry or for seasoning food.

Origin of curry powder

First recorded in 1800–10; curry1 + powder1
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Examples from the Web for curry powder

Historical Examples

  • Country-captain, a spatch-cocked fowl, sprinkled with curry-powder.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • But then curry-powder will camouflage anything if you use enough.

  • Boil large oysters in their liquor; season with salt, pepper and curry-powder.

  • Season a fish with salt, pepper, some grated green ginger and curry-powder.

  • It is also a condiment, and is largely used in Indian curry-powder.


British Dictionary definitions for curry powder

curry powder

noun
  1. a mixture of finely ground pungent spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, etc, used in making curries
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