mulligatawny

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Borrowing from Tamil மிளகுத்தண்ணீர் (miḷakuttaṇṇīr, literally pepper water).

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mulligatawny (countable and uncountable, plural mulligatawnies)

  1. An Indian soup having a meat base and curry seasoning.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, “1/1”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      Eldridge closed the despatch-case with a snap and, rising briskly, walked down the corridor to his solitary table in the dining-car. Mulligatawny soup, poached turbot, roast leg of lamb—the usual railway dinner.

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