American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pungent seasoning prepared from cumin, coriander, turmeric, and other spices.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condiment used for making curry-sauce, composed of turmeric, coriander-seed, ginger, and cayenne-pepper, to which salt, cloves, cardamoms, pounded cinnamon, onions, garlic, scraped cocoanut, etc., may be added. See curry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Cookery) a condiment used for making curry, formed of various materials, including strong spices, as pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.
- n. pungent blend of cumin and ground coriander seed and turmeric and other spices
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