Assam

[ as-sam ]
/ æsˈsæm /

noun

a state in NE India. 30,285 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). Capital: Dispur.

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British Dictionary definitions for assam (1 of 2)

assam
/ (ˈæsæm, Malay ˈasam) /

noun

(in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind

Word Origin for assam

from Malay asam sour

British Dictionary definitions for assam (2 of 2)

Assam
/ (æˈsæm) /

noun

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)
a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam
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