tempura

noun tem·pu·ra \ ˈtem-pə-rə , -ˌrä ; tem-ˈpu̇r-ə \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of tempura

: seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and fried in deep fat

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Origin and Etymology of tempura

Japanese tenpura


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  • : a Japanese dish that is made of seafood or vegetables that are covered in batter and fried


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