mul·​li·​ga·​taw·​ny ˌmə-li-gə-ˈtȯ-nē How to pronounce mulligatawny (audio)
: 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, 15 Oct. 2021

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Word History


Tamil miḷakutaṇṇi, from miḷaku pepper + taṇṇi water

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mulligatawny was in 1784

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“Mulligatawny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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