soorkee

noun soor·kee
variants: or soorki or soorky \ˈsu̇rkē\

Definition of soorkee

plural soorkees or soorkis or soorkies
India
: brick pulverized and mixed with lime to form a mortar

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Origin and Etymology of 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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