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A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat.
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(Cookery) a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table
[from Japanese: fried food]
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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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dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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