- a curry-flavored soup of East Indian origin, made with chicken or meat stock.
Origin of mulligatawny
First recorded in 1775–85, mulligatawny is from the Tamil word miḷakutaṇṇīr literally, pepper water
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Examples from the Web for mulligatawny
This may seem silly, but I have a friend with the last name “Mulligan,” and we used to call her “Mulligatawny,” like the soup.Carey Mulligan, Star of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ on the Coen Brothers, ‘N Sync Fandom, Lorde, and More
December 3, 2013
Indeed, English epicures use it in preference for mulligatawny.Choice Cookery
But it was the bishop that put his foot in the mulligatawny first.H.M.S. ----
Then she could smile thanks at him over the mulligatawny soup, or the filet of sole, or the boiled mutton, or the apple tart.Ladies-In-Waiting
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Mulligatawny soup and tinned lobster will not bring you the favor of the woodlanders.The Land of Little Rain
Mulligatawny soup; fillet steak with mushroom ketchup; baked batter pudding.
- a curry-flavoured soup of Anglo-Indian origin, made with meat stock
C18: from Tamil milakutanni, from milaku pepper + tanni water
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