[ suhb-guhm ]
/ ˈsʌbˈgʌm /
adjective Chinese or Chinese-American Cookery.
prepared with mixed vegetables, as with water chestnuts, mushrooms, and bean sprouts.
Origin of subgum
1935–40; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) sahp-gám, akin to Chinese shíjǐn literally, ten brocades
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