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

 

madras

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//məˈdræs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈdræs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdrɑːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɑːs//
 
, also NAmE//ˈmædrəs//
 
[uncountable, countable] Savoury dishes
 
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a spicy Indian dish, usually containing meat chicken madras See related entries: Savoury dishes Word Origin mid 19th cent.: by association with Madras (Official name: Chennai), a port on the east coast of India.