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curry1 British & World English

A dish of meat, vegetables, etc., cooked in an Indian-style sauce of strong spices

curry2 British & World English

Groom (a horse) with a curry comb

Curry, John British & World English

(1949–94), English ice skater; full name John Anthony Curry. He won a succession of championships, including the British, European, and World titles, taking the gold medal for men’s figure skating in his second winter Olympic Games in 1976

curry comb British & World English

A metal device with serrated ridges, used for removing dirt from a body brush with which a horse is being groomed

curry leaf British & World English

A shrub or small tree native to India and Sri Lanka, the leaves of which are widely used in Indian cooking

curry plant British & World English

A small shrubby plant of the daisy family, which has narrow silver-grey leaves and small yellow flowers and emits a strong smell of curry

curry favour British & World English

Ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behaviour

curry powder British & World English

A mixture of finely ground spices, such as turmeric, ginger, and coriander, used for making curry

curry favour in curry2 British & World English

Ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behaviour

John Anthony Curry in Curry, John British & World English

(1949–94), English ice skater; full name John Anthony Curry. He won a succession of championships, including the British, European, and World titles, taking the gold medal for men’s figure skating in his second winter Olympic Games in 1976


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