tempura

[ tem-poo r-uh ]
/ tɛmˈpʊər ə /
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noun Japanese Cookery.

seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.

Nearby words

  1. tempted,
  2. tempter,
  3. tempting,
  4. temptingly,
  5. temptress,
  6. tempus edax rerum,
  7. tempus fugit,
  8. tempyō,
  9. temuco,
  10. ten

Origin of tempura

1935–40; < Japanese tenpura, allegedly < Portuguese tempêro seasoning, taste (derivative of temperar to season < Latin temperāre; see temper)

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British Dictionary definitions for tempura

tempura

/ (ˈtɛmpərə) /

noun

a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table

Word Origin for tempura

from Japanese: fried food

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Word Origin and History for tempura

tempura

n.

1920, from Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempero "seasoning."

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