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succotash

[suhk-uh-tash] /ˈsʌk əˌtæʃ/
noun
1.
a cooked dish of kernels of corn mixed with shell beans, especially lima beans, and, often, with green and sweet red peppers.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) msíckquatash boiled whole kernels of corn (cognate with Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) mesikoutar, equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *mes- whole + *-i·nkw- eye (hence, kernel) + *-ete·- be cooked (+ -w-) + *-ali plural suffix)
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Examples from the web for succotash
  • The larder is rich and familiar, yielding corn and beans for a succotash, wild rice for a pilaf and pecans for pie.
  • succotash, a mixture of beans and corn, was the principal dish to which any available meat was added.
  • Beans and corn were often boiled together to make succotash.
British Dictionary definitions for succotash

succotash

/ˈsʌkəˌtæʃ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a mixture of cooked sweet corn kernels and lima beans, served as a vegetable
Word Origin
C18: from Narraganset msiquatash, literally: broken pieces
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Word Origin and History for succotash
n.

1751, from Narragansett (Algonquian) misickqatash "ear of corn," "of which divergent evolutions are given" [OED].

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