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 8 Jul. 2020.

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