Definition of tamale in English:

tamale

Line breaks: tam¦ale
Pronunciation: /təˈmɑːleɪ
 
, -ˈmɑːli/

noun

  • A Mexican dish of seasoned meat and maize flour steamed or baked in maize 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.

Origin

from Mexican Spanish tamal, plural tamales, from Nahuatl tamalli.

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