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nuoc mam

[ nwawk-mahm ]
/ ˈnwɔk ˈmɑm /
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noun
a fish sauce used in Vietnamese cuisine.
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Origin of nuoc mam

First recorded in 1845–50; from Vietnamese nủớc “water” + mắm “pickled fish”(anchovies pickled in brine)
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