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Samp \Samp\ (s[a^]mp), n. [Massachusetts Indian nas[`a]ump unparched meal porridge.] An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy. [U. S.]


init. adenylosuccinic acid (an intermediate in the biosynthesis of adenylic acid)


Samp is dried corn kernels that have been stamped and chopped until broken but not as fine as Mielie-meal or mielie rice. The coating around the kernel loosens and is removed during the pounding and stamping process. It is used in the Xhosa variant of Umngqusho and sometimes eaten with Chakalaka. It can also be served with beef, lamb, poultry and in stuffings.

According to the American Heritage dictionary (4th edition), "samp" is of Native American origin, coming from the Narragansett word "nasàump." New Englanders since early colonial times have referred to cornmeal mush or cereal as "samp."

Like hominy, samp is prepared from groats (dehulled kernels) of maize, but the two are produced by different processes.

Unbroken and unhusked maize (corn) kernels can also be cooked (boiled) until tender. This food is called stampmielies in Afrikaans.

Samp is often served with beans, as in "samp and beans".

Samp (disambiguation)

Samp is dried and partially broken maize kernels.

Samp or SAMP may also refer to:

  • Security Attribute Modulation Protocol, a network protocol
  • An open source software stack comparable to LAMP (software bundle)
  • An element in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • The Samps, US rock band
  • Wawrzyniec Samp (born 1939), Polish artist
  • Jerzy Samp (born 1951), Polish writer
  • San Andreas Multi-Player, SA-MP is a free Massively Multiplayer Online game mod for the PC version of Rockstar Games's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • U.C. Sampdoria, an Italian association football club based in Genoa
  • (S)-1-amino-2-methoxymethylpyrrolidine, a chiral auxiliary used in the Enders SAMP/RAMP hydrazone-alkylation reaction

Usage examples of "samp".

W ill Price and Lester Horner had set up their samp in the usual spot, a parched clearing a few dozen yards from the entrance to Lion Canyon.

Game had become so plentiful, owing to the ravages of the war, that a fat deer was shot near the water, and, when they added coffee and samp from their own stores, they had a feast.

In the morning put the samp over to cook in a large pot, covering with fresh boiling water.

Mitchell and Samps have already organized Australia, and our three men in India will have ready workers.