nam pla

\ ¦nämˈplä \

Definition of nam pla

: a spicy Thai fish sauce

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First Known Use of nam pla

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nam pla

Thai námplaa, from nám water + plaa fish

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“Nam pla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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