vindaloo

noun

vin·​da·​loo ˈvin-də-ˌlü How to pronounce vindaloo (audio)
plural vindaloos
: a curried dish of Indian origin made with meat or shellfish, garlic, and wine or vinegar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Anybody who’s watched that classic episode of Red Dwarf knows how dangerous a mutated vindaloo can be! Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2012 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 Even hotter than vindaloo, this dish will absolutely light your mouth up. Terry Ward, CNN, 27 Oct. 2022 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 There’s also lamb vindaloo, served as meatballs zapped with ginger, garlic and garam masala and arranged on fluffy brown rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably from Konkani vindalu, from Indo-Portuguese (Portuguese creole of India) vinh d'alho, literally, wine of garlic, from Portuguese vinho de alho

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vindaloo was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Vindaloo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vindaloo. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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