- vt. 用咖喱烧，给…加咖喱粉；梳刷；鞭打
- n. 咖哩粉，咖喱；咖哩饭菜
1. 咖喱，来自南印度语，也叫做masala. 如masala chicken, masala mutton.
2. 梳理马毛，来自古法语correier, 来自reier, 准备，整理，词源同ready. 常见于短语curry favor, 给马刷毛，比喻义拍马屁，favor，来自常见马名Fauve拼写俗化，词源同fallow, pale, 即灰白色马或栗色马。
- curry: Of the two English words curry, the older, ‘groom a horse’ , is now almost forgotten except in the compound currycomb and the phrase curry favour. It comes, via Old French correier, from Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre ‘arrange, prepare, get ready’, which seems to have been an adaptation and partial translation of a prehistoric Germanic verb *garǣthjan, a derivative of the base which produced English ready.
The expression curry favour is a partial translation of Old French estriller favel or torcher favel, literally ‘groom a chestnut horse’, which, for reasons that are not known, was used as a metaphor for hypocritical behaviour; the word favel, unfamiliar to English speakers, was replaced with the semantically appropriate favour. Curry ‘spiced dish’  was borrowed from Tamil kari ‘sauce’.
- curry (v.)
- late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying.
- curry (n.)
- the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."
- 1. Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice.
- 2. I went for a curry last night.
- 3. Would you like some more curry?
- 4. Rice makes an excellent complement to a curry dish.
- 5. He brought her some flowers, hoping to curry favor with her.
- 他给她带来了一些花, 想讨好她.
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