chutney

or chut·nee

[chuht-nee]
noun, plural chut·neys.
  1. 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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chutney

noun
  1. a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etcmango chutney
  2. a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso

Word Origin for chutney

C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutnee

chutney

n.

1813, from Hindi chatni.

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