Definitions for: Curry


[n] (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
[v] give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
[v] treat by incorporating fat; "curry tanned leather"
[v] season with curry



Webster (1913) Definition: Cur"ry (k?r"r?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curried (-r?d);
p. pr. & vb. n. Currying.] [OE. curraien, curreien, OF.
cunreer, correier, to prepare, arrange, furnish, curry (a
horse), F. corroyer to curry (leather) (cf. OF. conrei,
conroi, order, arrangement, LL. conredium); cor- (L. com-) +
roi, rei, arrangement, order; prob. of German origin, and
akin to E. ready. See Ready, Greith, and cf. Corody,
Array.]
1. To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping,
cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of
leather.

2. To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like)
with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order
to make clean.

Your short horse is soon curried. --Beau. & FL.

3. To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.

I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely.
--Beau. & FL.

To curry favor, to seek to gain favor by flattery or
attentions. See Favor, n.


Cur"ry, n. [Tamil kari.] [Written also currie.]
1. (Cookery) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing
garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.

2. A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.

Curry powder (Cookery), a condiment used for making curry,
formed of various materials, including strong spices, as
pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.


Cur"ry (k?r"r?), v. t.
To flavor or cook with curry.

Synonyms: dress, groom

See Also: beautify, dish, embellish, flavor, flavour, lamb curry, prettify, process, season, treat

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