Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dish made by deep-frying vegetables, seafood, or other foods in a light batter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried

Etymologies

Japanese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 天麩羅 (てんぷら, tenpura), from Portuguese tempero ("seasoning"), a form of temperar, from Latin temperare ("to mix, to temper"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Deep-fried goodness.

    September 29, 2008

  • Japanese deepfried fish and vegetables

    July 24, 2007