noun (plural chutneys)
A spicy condiment made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar, originating in India.
- 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.
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