a curry-flavored soup of East Indian origin, made with chicken or meat stock.

Origin of mulligatawny

First recorded in 1775–85, mulligatawny is from the Tamil word miḷakutaṇṇīr literally, pepper water Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a curry-flavoured soup of Anglo-Indian origin, made with meat stock

Word Origin for mulligatawny

C18: from Tamil milakutanni, from milaku pepper + tanni water
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