Assam

Assam

[as-sam]
noun
a state in NE India. 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km). Capital: Shillong.
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assam (ˈæsæm, Malay ˈasam)
 
n
(in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind
 
[from Malay asam sour]

Assam (æˈsæm)
 
n
1.  a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
2.  a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam

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