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tamale (n.)

1856, false singular from tamales (1690s), from American Spanish tamales, plural of tamal, from Nahuatl tamal, tamalli, a food made of Indian corn and meat.

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Definitions of tamale
1
tamale (n.)
dough stuffed with a meat mixture and sometimes wrapped in corn husks and steamed;
Synonyms: tamal
2
Tamale (n.)
a city in northern Ghana;
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