EXAMPLES | noun, verb (used with object), cur·ried, cur·ry·ing. noun, plural cur·ries. . East Indian Cookery a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice. any dish flavored with curry powder or the like: a lamb curry. verb (used with object), cur·ried, cur·ry·ing. to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs. Origin of curry 1
First recorded in
1590–1600, curry is from the Tamil word kaṟi sauce
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Examples from the Web for currie Contemporary Examples of currie Historical Examples of currie
Edward, produce your best wines—the pilau and
currie, and all that, leave to me.
If the meat has been dressed before, a little broth will be better than water, but the
currie is richer when made of fresh meat.
Mix smooth in a basin one table-spoonful of
currie powder, one of flour, and a tea-spoonful of salt, with a little cold water.
Currie, or Curry, is too common to be referred entirely to the Scot.
Currie, much frightened, lifted and carried her to his wife's tent. British Dictionary definitions for currie noun plural -ries a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce curry seasoning or sauce give someone curry Australian slang to assault (a person) verbally or physically verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce Word Origin for curry
C16: from Tamil
kari sauce, relish verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr) to beat vigorously, as in order to clean to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof to groom (a horse) curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors Word Origin for curry
C13: from Old French
correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin noun John ( Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for currie v.
late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French
curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying. n.
the spice, 1680s, from Tamil
kari "sauce, relish for rice."
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