Assam

noun
As·​sam | \ ə-ˈsam How to pronounce Assam (audio) , a- \

Definition of Assam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a black tea grown in northeastern India

Assam

geographical name
As·​sam | \ ə-ˈsam How to pronounce Assam (audio) , a-; ˈa-ˌsam \

Definition of Assam (Entry 2 of 2)

state of northeastern India on the edge of the Himalayas and bordering on Bhutan and Bangladesh; capital Dispur area 30,318 square miles (78,827 square kilometers), population 26,638,407

— see also assamese

First Known Use of Assam

Noun

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Assam

Noun

Assam, India

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“Assam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assam. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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