Tamale vs Tamable - What's the difference?

tamale | tamable |


As a noun tamale

is mexican dish of cornmeal dough shell filled with various ingredients (eg chopped beef, pork, sweet filling) then steamed in corn husks.

As an adjective tamable is

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tamale

English

(tamale)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Mexican dish of cornmeal dough shell filled with various ingredients (e.g. chopped beef, pork, sweet filling) then steamed in corn husks.
  • Usage notes

    The Standard Spanish singular is tamal, and thus some proscribe tamale' as an incorrect back-formation, preferring to use tamal as the English singular; note however that '''' exists in Spanish dialect [which?]. The similarity of '''tamale''' to the ancestral Nahuatl tamalli is not generally cited in support of the English usage of ' tamale .

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * hot tamale

    Anagrams

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    tamable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)