coronation chicken

noun

(sometimes capital) a dish of cold cooked chicken in a mild creamy curry sauce

Nearby words

  1. coronary valve,
  2. coronary vein,
  3. coronary-care unit,
  4. coronate,
  5. coronation,
  6. coronavirus,
  7. coronel,
  8. coroner,
  9. coronet,
  10. coroneted

Word Origin for coronation chicken

C20: so-called because it was served at the coronation lunch of Elizabeth II

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