Assam

noun

As·​sam ə-ˈsam How to pronounce Assam (audio)
a-
: a black tea grown in northeastern India

Word History

Etymology

Assam, India

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Assam was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Assam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assam. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Assam

geographical name

As·​sam ə-ˈsam How to pronounce Assam (audio)
a-;
ˈa-ˌsam
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

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