subgum

[ suhb-guhm ]
/ ˈsʌbˈgʌm /

adjective Chinese or Chinese-American Cookery.

prepared with mixed vegetables, as with water chestnuts, mushrooms, and bean sprouts.

Nearby words

  1. subglacial,
  2. subglossal,
  3. subgrade,
  4. subgroup,
  5. subgrundation,
  6. subha,
  7. subhalide,
  8. subharmonic,
  9. subhead,
  10. subheading

Origin of subgum

1935–40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) sahp-gám, akin to Chinese shíjǐn literally, ten brocades

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