Definition of tempura noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtempʊrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtempʊrə//
; BrE BrE//temˈpuːrə//
; NAmE NAmE//temˈpuːrə//
[uncountable, countable]
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a Japanese dish consisting of pieces of vegetables or fish that have been fried in batter (= a mixture of flour, egg and water) Word OriginJapanese, probably from Portuguese tempêro ‘seasoning’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tempura