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
The word succotash itself is an anglicized version of a word from the Narragansett Indians.
SteamyKitchen said ... succotash is my fav way to have lima beans. so maybe succotash + bacon is next on my list?
It's actually a dish known as succotash, which in its purest state is a simple dish of lima beans and corn.
Starting with the unspeakably perverse dish "succotash" (lima beans + corn: now there's a recipe from the Depths of Hell cookbook), lima beans ruin every meal in which they make an appearance.
Welcome to November, a month that people take a little bit too seriously, a month of melancholy and corduroy, and the only time of year you'll hear New Yorkers utter the word "succotash" with a straight face on the crosstown bus ….
Vegetables of the fourth group, which include those which cannot well be classified in the other groups, lend themselves readily to combinations, such as succotash, that make for variety in food.
Long before Sylvester the Cat, of “Sufferin’ succotash” fame—indeed, long before the arrival on these shores of the white man and his cartoons, the corn and lima bean dish known as succotash was a staple of American cuisine.
Our word "succotash" we now apply to corn cooked with beans.
Indians, with "succotash", a fascinating combination of young beans and green corn.
"The wise Huron is welcome", said the Delaware, in the language of the Maquas; "he is come to eat his" succotash ",1 with his brothers of the lakes".