charqui

noun
char·qui
variants: or less commonly charque \ˈchärkē, ˈsh- \
plural -s

Definition of charqui 

: jerked meat especially : jerked beef

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History and Etymology for charqui

Spanish, from Quechua ch'arki dried meat

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