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 (tĕm′po͝o-rə, tĕm-po͝or′ə)
A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat.



(Cookery) a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table
[from Japanese: fried food]


(tɛmˈpʊər ə)

a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
[1935–40; < Japanese tenpura, allegedly < Portuguese tempêro seasoning, taste (derivative of temperar to season < Latin temperāre; see temper)]
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Noun1.tempura - vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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