Definitions

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  • noun a hot, spicy but subtly flavoured paste often used to flavour food mainly in the Caucasian regions of Abkhazia and Samegrelo

Etymologies

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From Abkhaz а (a) (definite article) + џьыка (ǰ'yka).

Examples

  • Her wonderful chicken dish uses cilantro coriander leaf, tarragon, basil, dill, and parsley, which Pille tells us can be replaced by a Georgian spicy relish called adjika.

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  • The Georgians sell fresh suluguni, the slightly sour cheese that is a national staple, and adjika, a spiky red pesto-like mixture made from hot peppers, garlic and salt.

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