curry powder

noun
a powdered preparation of spices and other ingredients, usually including turmeric and coriander, used for making curry or for seasoning food.

Origin:
1800–10; curry1 + powder1

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curry powder
 
n
a mixture of finely ground pungent spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, etc, used in making curries

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For a super basic curry, you can start out with any prepared curry powder.
Peanuts and groundnuts are used to flavor dishes, as is a homegrown curry
  powder.
In a wide, shallow bowl, combine coconut and curry powder.
Ordinary curry powder, shaded with a few more spices, moves from the expected
  into easy taste adventures.
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