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curry leaf Syllabification: cur·ry leaf

Definition of curry leaf in English:


A shrub or small tree native to India and Sri Lanka, the leaves of which are widely used in Indian cooking.
  • Murraya koenigii, family Rutaceae
Example sentences
  • These include exotic ylang ylang, jasmine, turmeric, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, curry leaf, water lilies, mahogany trees, avocados, wax apples, and five varieties of mango.
  • Yet the spices used are all familiar to us: curry leaf, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorn, garam masala, dried chilies, ginger and garlic.
  • Finally, the true curry leaf comes from Murraya koenegii which develops into a shrub approximately 3m tall.
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