American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
- v. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
- idiom. curry favor To seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery.
- n. Curry powder.
- n. A heavily spiced sauce or relish made with curry powder and eaten with rice, meat, fish, or other food.
- n. A dish seasoned with curry powder.
- v. To season (food) with curry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rub and clean (a horse) with a comb; groom: sometimes used in contempt, with reference to a person.
- Hence2. To stroke as if to soothe; flatter.
- To dress or prepare (tanned hides) for use by soaking, skiving, shaving, scouring, coloring, graining, etc.
- Figuratively, to beat; drub; thrash: as, to curry one's hide.
- n. A kind of sauce or relish, made of meat, fish, fowl, fruit, eggs, or vegetables, cooked with bruised spices, such as cayenne-pepper, coriander-seed, ginger, garlic, etc., with turmeric, much used in India and elsewhere as a relish or flavoring for boiled rice. The article of food prepared with this sauce is said to be curried: as, curried rice, curried fowl, etc.
- To flavor or prepare with curry.
- n. One of a family of dishes originating from South Asian cuisine, flavoured by a spiced sauce.
- n. A spiced sauce or relish, especially one flavoured with curry powder.
- n. Curry powder
- v. transitive To cook or season with curry powder.
- v. transitive To groom (a horse); to dress or rub down a horse with a curry comb
- v. transitive To dress (leather) after it is tanned by beating, rubbing, scraping and colouring
- v. transitive To beat, thrash; to drub
- v. transitive To try to win or gain (favour) by flattering.
- v. transitive, computing To perform currying upon.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To scurry; to ride or run hastily.
- v. transitive, obsolete To cover (a distance); (of a projectile) to traverse (its range).
- v. transitive, obsolete To hurry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.
- v. To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean.
- v. To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.
- n. (Cookery) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.
- n. A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.
- v. To flavor or cook with curry.
- n. (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
- v. treat by incorporating fat
- v. season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
- v. give a neat appearance to
- Possibly derived from currier, a common 16-18th century form of courier, as if to ride post, to post. Possibly influenced by scurry. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English curreien, from Anglo-Norman curreier, to arrange, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre : Latin com-, com- + Vulgar Latin *-rēdāre, to make ready (of Germanic origin; see reidh- in Indo-European roots). Curry favor, by folk etymology from Middle English currayen favel, from Old French correier fauvel, to curry a fallow-colored horse, be hypocritical (from the fallow horse as a medieval symbol of deceit).Tamil kaṟi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This kofta curry is an original from my kitchen lab.”
“The recipe for the curry is again adapted from The Indian Restaurant Cookbook – it had no proper palak paneer recipe but I adapted its spinach curry for it.”
“This turned out to be a fabulous Sunday lunch for us, the curry is aromatic and subtle, very flavorful indeed.”
“India where curry is a staple has a very low rate of Alzheimer's.”
“They also help when the curry is too spicy but then if you eat somethng too spicy, eating carbs is not a bad remedy.”
“My idea was to start the topic about the cultural differences so I mentioned my Indian friend (after all, we were at the time in curry place).”
“This curry is lipsmacking good, especially with Bajarichi Bhakari.”
“A mesmerizing combination of Dark Chocolate ganache, curry from the mysterious East, and gobbets of chili-laced mango.”
“I watched the Jamie programme right the way through first, worked out that it was a simple veg curry from a premade paste as performed daily in a thousand halls of residence – and then happily bet my editor I could knock it out in 25 mins.”
“And my lunch menu contains leftovers from the curry cookoff yesterday: Bell pepper curry on rice, and plantain curry with grapes and a cherry tomato in the upper layer.”
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