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curry

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verb cur·ry \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

Definition of curry

cur·riedcur·ry·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to clean the coat of (as a horse) with a currycomb

  3. 2 :  to treat (tanned leather) especially by incorporating oil or grease

  4. 3 :  beat, thrash

cur·ri·er noun
curry favorMiddle English currayen favel to curry a chestnut horse
  1. :  to seek to gain favor by flattery or attention



Origin of curry

Middle English currayen, from Anglo-French cunreier, correier to prepare, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conredare, from Latin com- + a base of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic garaiths arrayed — more at ready


First Known Use: 13th century

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curry

noun cur·ry \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

Simple Definition of curry

  • : a food, dish, or sauce in Indian cooking that is seasoned with a mixture of spices

Full Definition of curry

plural curries

  1. 1 :  a food, dish, or sauce in Indian cuisine seasoned with a mixture of pungent spices; also :  a food or dish seasoned with curry powder

  2. 2 :  curry powder

Examples of curry

  1. We had chicken curry for dinner.

  2. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of curry.



Variants of curry

also cur·rie play \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

Origin of curry

Tamil kaṟi (or a cognate word in a Dravidian language)


First Known Use: 1681


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curry

verb cur·ry

Definition of curry

cur·riedcur·ry·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to flavor or cook with curry powder or a curry sauce



1839

First Known Use of curry

1839


Curry

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biographical name Cur·ry \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

Definition of Curry

  1. John Steuart 1897–1946 Am. painter






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