[ an-dee-en; French an-dyen ]
/ ˌæn diˈɛn; French ɛ̃ˈdyɛn /


(of food) prepared or seasoned in East Indian style, as with curry.


(lowercase) a lightweight cotton fabric printed or painted in imitation of fabrics made in India.

Origin of Indienne

1875–80, Americanism; < French à l'indienne; see Indian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for indienne

  • One fourth of the crew of the Indienne fell killed or mutilated on the enemy's deck, in the midst of cries and maledictions.

    Captain Paul|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • It was then clearly discernible that she was a larger ship than the Indienne, and that she carried thirty-six guns.

    Captain Paul|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Order Arthur to bring us a few flags, and let us prove to this unknown, that the Indienne has several disguises at her disposal.

    Captain Paul|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • The Indienne sailed gaily on with as fair a wind as could blow for her.

    Captain Paul|Alexandre Dumas, Pere