Share this entry

Share this page

succotash

Line breaks: suc¦co|tash
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌkətaʃ
 
/

Definition of succotash in English:

noun

[mass noun] US
A dish of maize and lima beans boiled together.
Example sentences
  • The sweet quality of this meat is best for salads, succotash, chowders or steamed preparations to accompany summer fare.
  • Stemming from the Native American dish m'i sicquotach, plain old down-home succotash keeps the siblings as close as they can be.
  • But in order to try it you may have to stop wolfing the smothered pork chops and grits the person on your left is drooling over, or the curried goat with superb succotash that has made the friend on your right fall suddenly silent.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Narragansett msiquatash (plural).

Definition of succotash in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something