adobo

noun ado·bo \ ə-ˈdō-bō , ä-ˈt͟hō-bō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adobo

plural adobos
: a Philippine dish of fish or meat usually marinated in a sauce containing vinegar and garlic, browned in fat, and simmered in the marinade

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Origin and Etymology of adobo

borrowed from Spanish, "marinade," noun derivative of adobar "to arrange, prepare, cook, marinate," borrowed from Old French adober "to arm (a knight), prepare," from a- (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + -dober, borrowed from Old Low Franconian *dubban "to strike"; akin to Old Frisian dubba "to hit, knock" — more at 1dub


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