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tempura

Definition:

vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Usage:

Japan

Plural:

tempuras

Type of:

dish » nutriment » food » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Japanese 天麩羅 (てんぷら, tenpura), from Portuguese tempero ("seasoning"), a form of...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tempura

a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. A light batter is made of cold water and soft wheat flour. Eggs, baking soda or baking powder, starch, oil, and/or spices may also be added. Tempura batter is... (43 of 1585 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tempura

Collins Dictionary:

tempura

a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table (16 of 295 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tempura

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tempura [uncountable]

a type of Japanese food consisting of pieces of vegetables or fish cooked in batter (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tempura

Oxford Dictionary:

tempura

a Japanese dish of fish, shellfish, or vegetables, fried in batter (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tempura

Merriam-Webster:

tempura

seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and fried in deep fat (11 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tempura

New World Dictionary:

tempura

a Japanese dish consisting of shrimp, fish, vegetables, etc. dipped in an egg batter and deep-fried (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tempura

American Heritage Dictionary:

tempura

A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat. (18 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tempura

Cambridge Dictionary:

tempura

a type of Japanese food, made by covering small pieces of fish or vegetables in batter and frying them (19 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tempura

Wiktionary:

tempura | tenpura [synonym] | tempuras [plural]

A dish made by deep-frying vegetables, seafood, or other foods in a light batter. (14 of 18 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tempura

Random House Dictionary:

tempura [Japanese cuisine]

seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tempura

Encarta Dictionary:

tempura

a Japanese dish of vegetables or seafood coated in light batter and deep-fried (13 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718992​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

tempura

Origin: Japanese 天麩羅 (てんぷら, tenpura), from Portuguese tempero ("seasoning"), a form of temperar, from Latin temperare ("to mix, to temper").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tempura

New World Dictionary:

tempura

Origin: Japanese from perhaps Portuguese tempero, condiment, flavor

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tempura

Online Etymology:

tempura

First use: 1920

Origin: Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempero "seasoning".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=tempura

Oxford Dictionary:

tempura

Origin: Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempêro "seasoning"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tempura

Collins Dictionary:

Merriam-Webster:

tempura

First use: 1920

Origin: Japanese tenpura

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tempura

American Heritage Dictionary:

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

tempura

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tempura

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tempura [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tempura

Macmillan American Dictionary:

tempura [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/tempura

Cambridge Dictionary:

tempura

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "tempura"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "tempura"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tempura

the Free Dictionary:

tempura

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "tempura"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "tempura"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "tempura" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/tempura

Google Dictionary:

tempura

Audio: English pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=tempura

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tempura

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tempur​02 word=tempura

tempura

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tempura"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tempur​01 word=tempura

YourDictionary Audio:

tempura

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tempura" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tempura

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