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.

Origin of succotash

1745–55, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) msíckquatash boiled whole kernels of corn (cognate with Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) mesikoutar, equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *mes- whole + *-i·nkw- eye (hence, kernel) + *-ete·- be cooked (+ -w-) + *-ali plural suffix)
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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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