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kedgeree

[kej-uh-ree]
noun
  1. East Indian Cookery. a cooked dish consisting of rice, lentils, and spices.
  2. a cooked dish of rice, fish, hard-boiled eggs, butter, cream, and seasonings.
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Origin of kedgeree

First recorded in 1655–65, kedgeree is from the Hindi word khicṛī, khicaṛī
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Examples from the Web for kedgeree

Historical Examples

  • He helped himself to a plentiful portion of kedgeree, Freddie watching him with repulsion mingled with envy.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • Derek, who had finished his kedgeree and was now making himself a blot on Freddie's horizon with toast and marmalade, laughed.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • There is a fish pie of successive layers of rice, eggs, and fish, which is one of the native dishes and is much like Kedgeree.

  • From Kedgeree to Diamond Harbour, the view on the low banks of the river improves but little.

  • The Semaphore established from Kedgeree to Calcutta, is of very great advantage to the shipping interest of the place.


British Dictionary definitions for kedgeree

kedgeree

noun
  1. mainly British a lightly curried dish consisting of rice, cooked flaked fish, and hard-boiled eggs
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Word Origin

C17: from Hindi khicarī, from Sanskrit khiccā, of obscure origin
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