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tamale

tamale

noun ta·ma·le \tə-ˈmä-lē\

: a Mexican food that consists of seasoned ground meat or beans rolled in cornmeal, wrapped in a corn husk, and steamed

Full Definition of TAMALE

:  cornmeal dough rolled with ground meat or beans seasoned usually with chili, wrapped usually in corn husks, and steamed

Origin of TAMALE

Mexican Spanish tamales, plural of tamal tamale, from Nahuatl tamalli steamed cornmeal dough
First Known Use: 1854

Tamale

geographical name Ta·ma·le \tä-ˈmä-lā\

Definition of TAMALE

town N Ghana pop 135,952

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