Garam-masala definitions

gä-räm'
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.
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A hot spice mixture, usually of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in Indian cooking.
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A mixture of spices used in Indian dishes, such as coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, and chillis.
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Origin of garam-masala

Urdu garm maṭāliḥ, garam masālā hot spices garm, garam hot, burning (from Persian garm) (from Middle Persian) (from Old Persian garma-) (in garmapada entrance of the heat, month name gwher- in Indo-European roots) maṭāliḥ, masālā ingredients, mixture of spices masala