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samp

[samp] /sæmp/
noun, Northeastern U.S.
1.
coarsely ground corn.
2.
a porridge made of it.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) nasàump cornmeal mush (cognate with Munsee Delaware nsá·pa·n < Proto-Eastern Algonquian *nəhsa·pa·n)
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  • All main courses come with vegetables and a choice of pap, samp, or rice.
British Dictionary definitions for samp

samp

/sæmp/
noun
1.
(South African) crushed maize used for porridge
Word Origin
C17: from Narragenset nasaump softened by water
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sAMP

adenylosuccinic acid
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