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curry

1curry

verb cur·ry \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\
cur·riedcur·ry·ing

Definition of CURRY

transitive verb
1
:  to clean the coat of (as a horse) with a currycomb
2
:  to treat (tanned leather) especially by incorporating oil or grease
3
:  beat, thrash
cur·ri·er noun
curry favor Middle English currayen favel to curry a chestnut horse
:  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

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

2curry

noun cur·ry \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

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

plural curries

Full Definition of CURRY

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

Variants of CURRY

cur·ry also cur·rie \ˈkər-ē, ˈkə-rē\

Examples of CURRY

  1. We had chicken curry for dinner.
  2. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of curry.

Origin of CURRY

Tamil kaṟi (or a cognate word in a Dravidian language)
First Known Use: 1681

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

3curry

verb
cur·riedcur·ry·ing

Definition of CURRY

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

First Known Use of CURRY

1839

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Curry

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

Definition of CURRY

John Steuart 1897–1946 Am. painter

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