Definition of tempura in English:


Line breaks: tem|pura
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmpʊrə


[mass noun]
  • A Japanese dish of fish, shellfish, or vegetables, fried in batter.
    More example sentences
    • There is vegetarian sushi on offer as well as a choice of noodle dishes and tempura.
    • Arrange some tempura vegetables around the dish and garnish with fried cilantro.
    • To start I had the goujons of lemon sole tempura with an endive salad.


Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempêro 'seasoning'.

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