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chutney Syllabification: chut·ney
Pronunciation: /ˈCHətnē/

Definition of chutney in English:

noun (plural chutneys)

A spicy condiment made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar, originating in India.
Example sentences
  • Mostarda di Cremona, a candied fruit chutney in mustard syrup, is available in most Italian delis.
  • The screen shows orderly, well-stocked aisles of rice and spices, chutney and dates.
  • It is to be noted, however, that Indians make non-sweet chutneys from the fresh fruit; these are quite different from the more jam-like product which they export.


Early 19th century: from Hindi caṭnī.

Words that rhyme with chutney

twopenny • beermoney
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