Simple Definition of tamale
: 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
Definition of Tamale
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TAMALE Defined for Kids
Definition of tamale
: seasoned ground meat rolled in cornmeal, wrapped in corn husks, and steamed
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