[ vin-dl-oo, vin-dl-oo ]
/ ˈvɪn dlˌu, ˌvɪn dlˈu /
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noun, plural vin·da·loos.
a very hot Indian curry made with meat or poultry, flavored with tamarind, vinegar, and garlic.
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Origin of vindaloo

First recorded in 1885–90; from Konkani vindalu, from Portuguese vinho de alho, literally, “wine of garlic,” a pickle or marinade for meat made of ginger and garlic
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British Dictionary definitions for vindaloo

/ (ˌvɪndəˈluː) /

noun plural -loos
a type of very hot Indian curry

Word Origin for vindaloo

C20: perhaps from Portuguese vin d'alho wine and garlic sauce
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