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

  • See Chennai.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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