soorkee

noun
soor·​kee
variants: or soorki or soorky \ ˈsu̇rkē \
plural soorkees or soorkis or soorkies

Definition of soorkee

India
: brick pulverized and mixed with lime to form a mortar

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History and Etymology for soorkee

Hindi surḵẖī, from Persian surkhī, literally, redness, from surkh red, from Middle Persian sukhr; akin to Avestan suXra- bright, Sanskrit śukra

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“Soorkee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soorkee. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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