Definition of chutney in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌtni

noun (plural chutneys)

[mass noun]
A spicy condiment of Indian origin, made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar: [count noun]: various chutneys and yogurt dips
More 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.

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