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mulligatawny

[ muhl-i-guh-taw-nee ]
/ ˌmʌl ɪ gəˈtɔ ni /
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noun
a curry-flavored soup of East Indian origin, made with chicken or meat stock.
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Origin of mulligatawny

First recorded in 1775–85, mulligatawny is from the Tamil word miḷakutaṇṇīr literally, pepper water
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British Dictionary definitions for mulligatawny

mulligatawny
/ (ˌmʌlɪɡəˈtɔːnɪ) /

noun
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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