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garam masala

noun ga·ram ma·sa·la \gä-ˈräm-mə-ˈsä-lə\

Definition of garam masala

  1. :  a pungent and aromatic mixture of ground spices used in Indian cooking

Origin and Etymology of garam masala

Hindi & Urdu garam masālā, literally, hot spices

First Known Use: 1954

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