chorizo

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noun cho·ri·zo \chə-ˈrē-(ˌ)zō, -(ˌ)sō\

Definition of chorizo

plural

chorizos

  1. :  a pork sausage highly seasoned especially with chili powder and garlic

Origin and Etymology of chorizo

Spanish


First Known Use: 1802


CHORIZO Defined for English Language Learners

chorizo

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noun cho·ri·zo \chə-ˈrē-(ˌ)zō, -(ˌ)sō\

Definition of chorizo for English Language Learners

  • : a spicy pork sausage


Learn More about chorizo

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of chorizo


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