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[kej-uh-ree] /ˈkɛdʒ əˌri/
East Indian Cookery. a cooked dish consisting of rice, lentils, and spices.
a cooked dish of rice, fish, hard-boiled eggs, butter, cream, and seasonings.
Origin of kedgeree
First recorded in 1655-65, kedgeree is from the Hindi word khicṛī, khicaṛī Unabridged
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  • He helped himself to a plentiful portion of kedgeree, Freddie watching him with repulsion mingled with envy.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Derek, who had finished his kedgeree and was now making himself a blot on Freddie's horizon with toast and marmalade, laughed.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • There is a fish pie of successive layers of rice, eggs, and fish, which is one of the native dishes and is much like kedgeree.

  • From kedgeree to Diamond Harbour, the view on the low banks of the river improves but little.

  • The Semaphore established from kedgeree to Calcutta, is of very great advantage to the shipping interest of the place.

  • He inspected the dishes on the side-table, decided carefully on kedgeree, and got to work on it.

    The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
British Dictionary definitions for kedgeree


(mainly Brit) a lightly curried dish consisting of rice, cooked flaked fish, and hard-boiled eggs
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi khicarī, from Sanskrit khiccā, of obscure origin
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