tempura

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noun tem·pu·ra \ˈtem-pə-rə, -ˌrä; tem-ˈpu̇r-ə\

Definition of tempura

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

Origin and Etymology of tempura

Japanese tenpura


First Known Use: 1920


TEMPURA Defined for English Language Learners

tempura

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Definition of tempura for English Language Learners

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


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