- a Mexican dish made of minced and seasoned meat packed in cornmeal dough, wrapped in corn husks, and steamed.
Origin of tamale
- a city in N Ghana.
Examples from the Web for tamale
Beltrán Leyva, a gourmand, was savoring his tamale with its filling of roasted corn.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
There she resumed her tamale in the intervals of conversation.The Wrong Woman
Charles D. Stewart
In the middle of the street was a tamale stand surrounded by patrons.The Californians
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The tamale is still a favorite dish, like tortillas and frijoles.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
She promised to give us all a tamale supper tonight, you know.The Long Dim Trail
Forrestine C. Hooker
A hot 13 tamale, like that Mexican fruit which burns you if you bite into it!Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl
Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
- a Mexican dish made of minced meat mixed with crushed maize and seasonings, wrapped in maize husks and steamed
Word Origin and History for tamale
1856, from American Spanish tamales, plural of tamal, from Nahuatl tamal, tamalli, a food made of Indian corn and meat.