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.
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- n. A dish made by deep-frying vegetables, seafood, or other foods in a light batter.
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- n. vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
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)