Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stew consisting of kernels of corn, lima beans, and tomatoes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stew made from kernels of corn, lima beans, tomatoes and sometimes peppers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Green maize and beans boiled together. The dish is borrowed from the native Indians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dish consisting of Indian corn (maize) and beans, variously prepared.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream

Etymologies

Narragansett msíckquatash, boiled whole-kernel corn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Narragansett msíckquatash ("boiled corn kernels"). (Wiktionary)

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  • 'Suffering succotash' - Sylvester

    February 6, 2008

  • Ha ha! Same experience here...

    Seriously, it's much better with fresh corn and fresh beans. If it's prepared that way, it suddenly makes sense why someone got the idea to mix those two things in the first place.

    October 29, 2007

  • Or, as served in Pittsburgh in the 1970s, a dish that came in a box in the frozen food section and elicited groans from young children.

    October 29, 2007

  • As served in the southern US, a side dish made of corn and lima beans.

    October 29, 2007