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Definition of the noun tamale

What does tamale mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tamales

  1. dough stuffed with a meat mixture and sometimes wrapped in corn husks and steamed

Alternative definition of the noun tamale


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


Tamale: A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa, which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

  • also known as 玉米粉蒸肉, 타메일, 따말리, 타말리, タマレス, タマーレス, タマーレ


  1. Tamale: The music video of the Tamale song by Tyler, the Creator.
    • award: - MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction (Art Director: Tom Lisowski) nomination for Tyler, The Creator
  2. "Tamale" is a song by Tyler, the Creator.


Who is Tamale?

Tamale is an actor.


Tamale officially called Tamale Metropolitan District is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Tamale is Ghana's third city and the second largest by area size. It has a 2013 projected population of 562,919 according to the 2012 census, making it the third largest settlement in Ghana and the fastest growing city in West Africa. The town is located 600 kilometres north of Accra. Most Tamale residents are moderate followers of Islam, as reflected by the multitude of mosques in Tamale, most notably the Central Mosque. The Sunnites and the Ahmadiyyans also have their own central mosques, north of the town centre along Bolgatanga Road.

Phrases with Tamale

  1. tamale pie
  2. Hot Tamale

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tamale

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Google previewAdjusting Society (1996)

The World Bank, the IMF, and Ghana by Lynne Brydon, Karen Legge

Tamale is the regional capital of the Northern Region, with a population of approximately 137,000.

Google previewAbout Christmas (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

The tamale is a staple food along the Mississippi Delta. It grew in popularity in the early 1900s when...

Google previewFields of Resistance (2011)

The Struggle of Florida's Farmworkers for Justice by Silvia Giagnoni

A tamale is a traditional indigenous food made of corn flour filled with various mixthe Navarrete brothers who were sentenced to twelve years in federal. tures like cheese or chili wrapped in corn husks and steamed. 77. The case Paco refers to ...

Google previewDecentralization Plus Pluralism for Basic Serivces Provision (2007)

Water and Sanitation in Ghana by George Quaye Mensah Laryea-Adjei

Tamale is the capital of the Northern Region, as well as the economic capital of the entire deprived north of the country (comprising Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions). It shares common boundaries with Savelugu- Nanton district ...

Google previewEat Drink Delta (2013)

A Hungry Traveler's Journey Through the Soul of the South by Susan Puckett

A RICH, COMPLEX, EARTHY, SPICY, packed with history and tradition and creativity: the Mississippi tamale is the essence of the Delta. Just about everyone who grew up here, regardless of race or economic status, loves them and has a ...

Google previewHavana Manana - A Guide To Cuba And The Cubans (2013)

by Consuelo Hermer

But however it got into the Cuban culinary scheme, tamale is a worthwhile dish to sample. Fresh corn is ground by hand and pounded in a pestle. Then bits of seasoned beef, pork, onion and tomato are added, and the whole mass steamed in ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Tamale is a traditional Latin American food. It consists of steam‐cooked corn meal wrapped in corn husks, with or without a filling. Fillings can be cheese, meat , chilis, or other blends. See Seafood, Ethnic Food. Tamanu Oil or Calophyllum ...

Google previewGoodbye for Now (2013)

by Laurie Frankel

Finally Not-Sam informed Dash soberly, “Tamale is a city in Ghana, West Africa. It is the capital of its Northern Region.” Now Dash was the one who looked confused, puzzled, and mildly concerned. Sam felt vindicated. Not-Sam had learned ...

Google previewThe Bay View Magazine (1913)

The tamale is a dumpling of Indian meal. The tortilla is an Indian corn cake about the size, color and consistency of ordinary wrapping paper. If salted and served hot with butter, it might be palatble to an American. The tortilla is a labor-saving ...

Google previewTeens in Ghana (2008)

by Myra Weatherly

Tamale is the principal center of education in the north. It is the site of two government teacher-training colleges and a technical institute. The University of Developmental Studies opened there in 1992. This institution serves the northern part of ...

Google previewMan Bites Dog (2012)

Hot Dog Culture in America by Bruce Kraig, Patty Carroll

The tamale is a stuffed food, and cevapcici is a sausage-shaped chopped meat product familiar in the Balkans. Both can be served as street food, and they appear in the United States, but they just do not have the cachet of meaty hot dogs and ...

Google preview[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS (2017)

Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa by Baerbel Mueller

Tamale is the regional capital, the big schools are there. Most of the youth go to bigger schools. From there many go to universities and some are able to leave the country and then when they leave and come back, they see the living patterns ...

Google previewThe Anamosa Prison Press (1902)

The tamale is a dumpling of Indian meal. The tortilla is an Indian corn cake about the size, color, and consistency of ordinary wrapping paper. If Salted and served hot with butter, it might be palatable to an American. The tortilla is a labor-saving ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ghana (2014)

by David Owusu-Ansah

TAMALE. 9o24'N, 0o50'W. Regional capital of the Northern Region. It is the administrative, financial, commercial, and transportation center for all the northern part of Ghana. It is on the Great Northern Highway from Kumasi to Bolgatanga, has ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

tamale. noun. the vagina US The imagery is of a savoury dish.

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

TAMALE ( tuh-MAH-lee) A Mexican entree, minced meat rolled in MASA dough and ( originally) ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

tamale nAmerican See hot tamale tam ragn British a sanitarytowelortampon. A variant ofjamrag ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Alsocalled makiyakinabe tamagoyude JapanSee yudetamago tamakibi Japan Winkle, the shellfish tamale flour Mexico See masaharina tamale pieUnitedStates Cornmeal porridgewithafilling of chopped meats and hot chilli sauce tamales ...

Google previewEssential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary (1996)

The Most Practical and Easy-to-use Reference Now Available by Kevin M. Mitchell

folly golly jolly melancholy Molly Polly tamale trolley volley Donate (see Ate) Done anyone begun bun comparison everyone fun Galveston gun hon Hun jettison none nun oblivion one outdone outrun overdone overrun phenomenon pun run ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1M3A1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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