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tamale

[tuh-mah-lee] /təˈmɑ li/
noun
1.
a Mexican dish made of minced and seasoned meat packed in cornmeal dough, wrapped in corn husks, and steamed.
Origin of tamale
1605-1615
1605-15, Americanism; construed as singular of Mexican Spanish tamales, plural of tamal < Nahuatl tamalli

Tamale

[tuh-mah-lee] /təˈmɑ li/
noun
1.
a city in N Ghana.
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tamale

/təˈmɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a Mexican dish made of minced meat mixed with crushed maize and seasonings, wrapped in maize husks and steamed
Word Origin
C19: erroneously for tamal, from Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl tamalli
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Word Origin and History for tamale
n.

1856, from American Spanish tamales, plural of tamal, from Nahuatl tamal, tamalli, a food made of Indian corn and meat.

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