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



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 Originmid 19th cent.: by association with Madras (Official name: Chennai), a port on the east coast of India.