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succotash

[ suhk-uh-tash ]
/ ˈsʌk əˌtæʃ /
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noun

a cooked dish of kernels of corn mixed with shell beans, especially lima beans, and, often, with green and sweet red peppers.

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Origin of succotash

First recorded in 1745–55, Americanism; from Narragansett (English spelling) msíckquatash “boiled whole kernels of corn,” cognate with Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) mesikoutar; further origin uncertain, perhaps equivalent to Proto-Algonquian mesi⋅nkwete⋅wali (unattested), from mes- “whole”+ -i·nkw- “eye” (hence, “kernel”) + -ete·- “be cooked” + -w- + -ali plural suffix (all morphemes unattested)
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succotash
/ (ˈsʌkəˌtæʃ) /

noun

US and Canadian a mixture of cooked sweet corn kernels and lima beans, served as a vegetable

Word Origin for succotash

C18: from Narraganset msiquatash, literally: broken pieces
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