• WordNet 3.6
    • n tamale corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed
    • n Tamale a city in northern Ghana
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tamale A Mexican dish made of crushed corn (cornmeal) mixed with minced meat, seasoned with red pepper, dipped in oil, and steamed.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Amer. Sp. tamal, of Mex. origin


In literature:

Tamales and cold duck, sweet cake and the guava jelly that was Isabel's favorite dainty.
"Remember the Alamo" by Amelia E. Barr
Fried, roasted, cold or minced as tamales, the dishes filled ovens and tables, and overflowed into the spring-house.
"The Round-up" by John Murray and Marion Mills Miller
But I always felt that I'd rather be provincial hot-tamale than soup without seasoning.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tamale lifted his head and gazed inquiringly up the hill; but Bob was not observant of signs just then.
"The Lure of the Dim Trails" by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
Tamales* are very good when the air grows chilly late at night.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
Lonny mounted Hot Tamales, the accomplished little beast prancing with fire and intelligence.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
He was the brother of Tamale Jose.
"Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up" by Clarence Edward Mulford
The ladies baked bollos, tamales and frijoles.
"Tales of Aztlan" by George Hartmann
Hot tamales have never crossed the plains East.
"Vignettes Of San Francisco" by Almira Bailey
For, like the prophet whom some one was telling about, Ibanez was not known at home as a particularly hot tamale.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Try and see Liddy Tamal.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
We wanna get in on it while the tamales are hot.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
To the Mexicans we owe, or rather through them to the Aztecs, the delightfully tasty and delicious enchiladas and tamales.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
In the middle of the street was a tamale stand surrounded by patrons.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
A good sauce for tamales is made by stewing tomatoes with a little onion and green pepper, straining and highly seasoning.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
If he gets in the way of the cannonball I shoot at third, it'll feel like a hot tamale in his hands, believe me.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
A hot tamale, like that Mexican fruit which burns you if you bite into it!
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
For the novice, it is easier to steam the tamales over the broth in a flat covered steamer.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Prepare as for chicken tamale recipe.
"California Mexican-Spanish Cook Book" by Bertha Haffner-Ginger
Panchita had called at the jail several times since the trial, ostensibly to sell tamales to the prisoners and their guards.
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker

In poetry:

This how the Kohldark cloud
rises in the northeast in Jaistha;
the soft dark shadow
descends on the Tamal grove in Asharh;
and sudden delight floods the heart
in the night of Sravan.
"Krishnakali" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

Bill is trying to locate Balocco Savoiardi lady fingers in the Orlando area, and Sue needs help finding canned tamales.
Return the bowl to the mixer and beat the dough at high speed for 1 minute before assembling the tamales .
How to Make Tamales .
Delaney is working the counter at the Tucson Tamale Company when she hands over a couple of packs of New Delhi and Berkeley tamales .
We don't care about that—we just think they're the best damn tamales we've ever tasted.
Get some tips and tricks to making tamales from local cooking experts.
Arrange half of tamales in bottom of baking dish.
Add HEB Tamales to Cookwell and Company Tortilla Soup.
There will be lots besides tamales going on at the Diboll Civic Center, but with so many vendors to sample tamales from, I will be a little busy.
The practical creativity of the women produced tamales – so I guess they were really the first MRE.
Tamale pie, although inspired by Mexican tamales , is a Western invention.
Because the pie tasted like tamales and was easy to make, this recipe quickly became one of our favorites.
At Sunset, we published our first tamale pie recipe in 1920.
Jesse Moreno and his family are among the few proprietors still producing truly handmade tamales in Dallas.
She makes delicious tamales .