almuerzo

noun

al·​muer·​zo
älˈmwer(ˌ)sō
plural -s
Southwest
: the first substantial meal of the day taken usually just before noon

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin admordium, from Latin admordēre to bite into, from ad- + mordēre to bite

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of almuerzo was in 1851

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“Almuerzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/almuerzo. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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