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curry in Food, dish topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcurrycur‧ry1 /ˈkʌri $ ˈkɜːri/ ●●○ noun (plural curries) [countable, uncountable]  DFFa type of food from India, consisting of meat or vegetables in a spicy sauce chicken curryCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + curry hot (=with a strong, burning taste that comes from strong spices)I love really hot curry.medium (=quite hot)She ordered a medium curry.mild (=not hot)Children often enjoy mild curry.chicken/beef/vegetable etc curryI think I’ll have a chicken curry.an Indian/Thai etc curry (=made from Indian, Thai etc recipes)curry + NOUNcurry powder (=a mixture of spices for making curry)curry sauce (=a sauce for making curry, often in a jar)a curry house British English (=a restaurant that serves curry)Let’s try that new curry house in town.verbshave curryFor dinner we had curry and rice.go for a curry (=go to a restaurant to eat a curry)How about going for a curry on Saturday night?
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curryA woman goes to a curry house and annoys the waiter.When I get home I want some good food like I want some rice and peas and curry and all that stuff.chicken curry and riceThey don't even have a pub there, never mind a decent curry house.Then I picked up a bit of naan bread and mopped up my curry sauce.Authentic chicken is another good choice, tender pieces of white meat chicken basted with a mild yellow sauce reminiscent of curry.The political curry connection stretches a lot further than London.Vegetarians and maintenance dieters may also add a few peanuts to the curry.