a cooked dish of kernels of corn mixed with shell beans, especially lima beans, and, often, with green and sweet red peppers.

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) Unabridged
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succotash (ˈsʌkəˌtæʃ)
(US), (Canadian) a mixture of cooked sweet corn kernels and lima beans, served as a vegetable
[C18: from Narraganset msiquatash, literally: broken pieces]

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Word Origin & History

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