subgum

noun

sub·​gum ˈsəb-ˈgəm How to pronounce subgum (audio)
: a dish of Chinese origin prepared with a mixture of vegetables (such as peppers, water chestnuts, and mushrooms)

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Guangdong) sahp-gám, literally, assorted, mixed

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subgum was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

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

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