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chutney

[chuht-nee] /ˈtʃʌt ni/
noun, plural chutneys.
1.
a sauce or relish of East Indian origin, often compounded of both sweet and sour ingredients, as fruits and herbs, with spices and other seasoning.
Also, chutnee.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Hindi chatnī
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British Dictionary definitions for chutnee

chutney

/ˈtʃʌtnɪ/
noun
1.
a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etc: mango chutney
2.
a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutnee

chutney

n.

1813, from Hindi chatni.

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Encyclopedia Article for chutnee

chutney

relish that accompanies an Indian meal. Chutneys may be highly spiced or bland and may be prepared from fruits, vegetables, or herbs. The commercially made chutneys of Great Britain, which have remained popular since the height of the Empire, are usually stewed from mangoes or other fruits, onions, raisins, sugar, and spices. Indian curry (q.v.) dishes are accompanied by one or more chutneys, and in the West chutneys are also eaten with cold meats.

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