from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pungent seasoning prepared from cumin, coriander, turmeric, and other spices.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mixture of spices, usually including turmeric, commonly used in Asian cooking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a condiment used for making curry, formed of various materials, including strong spices, as pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pungent blend of cumin and ground coriander seed and turmeric and other spices
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I unbuckled the straps of my oppressive shoes and walked in stockinged feet through the still house, through the odours of tinned curry powder and stale cabbage and underwashed bodies, up the worn stair runners to my room.