from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Chennai.
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- proper n. Former name of Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu, India.
- n. A style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region.
The etymology is uncertain; it may derive from Madraspattinam. See Wikipedia for several possible etymologies. (Wiktionary)