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[an-dee-en; French an-dyen] /ˌæn diˈɛn; French ɛ̃ˈdyɛn/
(of food) prepared or seasoned in East Indian style, as with curry.
(lowercase) a lightweight cotton fabric printed or painted in imitation of fabrics made in India.
Origin of Indienne
1875-80, Americanism; < French à l'indienne; see Indian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Indienne sailed gaily on with as fair a wind as could blow for her.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • La belle Indienne, as the cripple styled her, soon became a favourite at his parties, and lost her shyness by degrees.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
  • It was then clearly discernible that she was a larger ship than the Indienne, and that she carried thirty-six guns.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Order Arthur to bring us a few flags, and let us prove to this unknown, that the Indienne has several disguises at her disposal.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • One fourth of the crew of the Indienne fell killed or mutilated on the enemy's deck, in the midst of cries and maledictions.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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