mul·​li·​ga·​taw·​ny | \ ˌmə-li-gə-ˈtȯ-nē How to pronounce mulligatawny (audio) , -ˈtä- \

Definition of mulligatawny

: a rich soup usually of chicken stock seasoned with curry

Examples of mulligatawny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tarka’s mulligatawny, made from a base of rich coconut milk and ground chicken, is super silky and boasts layers of mild spice. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Houston's best takes on chicken soup for your post-freeze soul," 23 Feb. 2021 How about a chance to eat a bowl of mulligatawny dished up by the Soup Nazi actor himself? Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Comedy meets food (think Soup Nazi, ‘South Park’) at Clusterfest," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of mulligatawny

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mulligatawny

Tamil miḷakutaṇṇi, from miḷaku pepper + taṇṇi water

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2 Mar 2021

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“Mulligatawny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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