A Mexican dish of seasoned meat wrapped in cornmeal dough and steamed or baked in corn husks.
More example sentences
- Tacos, quesadillas, tamales, nachos and other side dishes are available for under four bucks.
- A small brick building located in the heart of the neighborhood, the market specializes in tortillas, tamales, chorizo, candy, and other Mexican foods.
- We then shared an assortment of three first courses - fried gizzards (who could resist), the chef's coleslaw with pineapple and hot chicken tamales.
from Mexican Spanish tamal, plural tamales, from Nahuatl tamalli.
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