plural noun
car·​ni·​tas | \ ˌkärˈnētəz, -ˈnētäs \

Definition of carnitas

: small chunks or strips of meat and especially pork that are fried or roasted until crisp

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History and Etymology for carnitas

Mexican Spanish, plural of carnita, diminutive of Spanish carne meat, from Latin carn-, caro flesh

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“Carnitas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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