Meaning of “curry” in the English Dictionary

"curry" in British English

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currynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkʌr.i/ us /ˈkɝː.i/

A2 a dish, originally from South Asia, consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce:

a hot (= very spicy) curry
a mild (= slightly spicy) curry
curry sauce

More examples

  • You often use clarified butter when making curry.
  • Let's make the 9th a definite - we'll have a curry and then go to the movies.
  • I made enough curry for three people and he ate the lot.
  • He doesn't like a hot curry - he prefers a mild one.
  • I'm going to plump for the vegetable curry.
curried
adjective uk /ˈkʌr.id/ us /ˈkɝː.id/

curried eggs/fish

curryverb

uk /ˈkʌr.i/ us /ˈkɝː.i/

(Definition of “curry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"curry" in American English

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currynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɜr·i, ˈkʌr·i/

a dish, originally from India, consisting usually of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce:

[ U ] Lamb curry is this restaurant’s specialty.

(Definition of “curry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)