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chutney

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noun chut·ney \ˈchət-nē\

Simple Definition of chutney

  • : a thick sauce that is made from fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chutney

plural

chutneys

  1. :  a thick sauce of Indian origin that contains fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices and is used as a condiment

Origin and Etymology of chutney

Hindi caṭnī & Urdu chaṭnī


First Known Use: 1813

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