Any of various blends of dry-roasted, ground spices, such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander seed, cumin, and cloves, used in South Asian cuisine.
A hot spice mixture, usually of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in Indian cooking.
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition