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subgum

[ suhb-guhm ]
/ ˈsʌbˈgʌm /
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adjective Chinese or Chinese-American Cooking.

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

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Origin of subgum

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