- Curry is defined as a strong spice mixture usually containing turmeric, or is an Indian dish cooked with a strong spice mixture.
A meat and rice dish with a special spicy blend of turmeric and other spices is an example ofcurry.
- The definition of curry is to flavor with a special blend of hot spices, or to groom a horse with a special comb, or to cure tanned leather.
- When you cook chicken with a special blend of Indian spices, this is an example of when you curry the chicken.
- When you tan the leather hide of an animal, this is an example of when you curry.
curry definition by Webster's New World
- to use a curry comb
- to prepare (tanned leather) by soaking, scraping, cleaning, beating, etc.
- to beat or flog
Origin: Middle English curraien ; from Old French correier, conreder, to put in order ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form corredare ; from Classical Latin com-, with plush -red-, base appearing in an unverified form arredare: for Indo-European base see ride
- curry powder
- a dish, as a kind of stew or a sauce, prepared with curry powder
Origin: Tamil kari, sauce
curry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·ries
- To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
- To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
Origin: Middle English curreien, from Anglo-Norman curreier, to arrange, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre : Latin com-, com- + Vulgar Latin *-rēdāre, to make ready (of Germanic origin; see reidh- in Indo-European roots). Curry favor, by folk etymology from Middle English currayen favel, from Old French correier fauvel, to curry a fallow-colored horse, be hypocritical (from the fallow horse as a medieval symbol of deceit).
also cur·rienoun pl. cur·ries
- Curry powder.
- A heavily spiced sauce or relish made with curry powder and eaten with rice, meat, fish, or other food.
- A dish seasoned with curry powder.
Origin: Tamil kaṟi.
curry - Phrases/Idioms
Etymology: altered (by assoc. with favor) < ME curraien favel, to flatter, lit., curry the chestnut horse; OFr favel, chestnut horse (taken as symbol of duplicity) < dial. form of OHG falo, pale, akin to OE fealu; see fallow