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A dish of Chinese origin made with mixed vegetables.

[Cantonese sap6 kam2, mixture, subgum; akin to Mandarin shíjǐn : shí, assorted (from Middle Chinese ʂɦip, squad of ten men, ultimately derived from the same Old Chinese word as Middle Chinese ʂɦip, ten) + jǐn, brocade (from Middle Chinese kim´).]


(Cookery) a type of Chinese dish containing meat or seafood with vegetables



(of various Chinese-style dishes) prepared with a mixed variety of vegetables, diced meat, and seafood.
[1935–40; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) sahp-gám]
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