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n. New England
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(Cookery) South African crushed maize used for porridge
[C17: from Narraganset nasaump softened by water]
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1. coarsely ground corn.
2. a porridge made of it.
[1635–45, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) nasàump cornmeal mush]
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Boiled corn that had been cracked (ground) to a size coarser than that used for conventional cornmeal.
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