cho·ri·zo | \ chə-ˈrē-(ˌ)zō , -(ˌ)sō \
plural chorizos

Definition of chorizo 

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

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Those blue corn tortillas also can be covered in cheese and chorizo and grilled. Andy Staples,, "The 2018 Draft's We-Told-You-So Team: College Stars the NFL Shouldn't Sleep On," 2 Apr. 2018 Perfect for a casual get-together with friends, these twice-baked potatoes feature a combination of creamy goat cheese and spicy chorizo inside a crisp potato shell. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Twice-Baked Potato with Chorizo," 1 Nov. 2011 Two can share the queso fundido ($16), a bubbling inferno of chorizo and three cheeses in a little Staub gratin. Maggie Hoffman,, "Meet School Night, Dogpatch’s weeknight-only bar," 13 June 2018 Favorite Indy restaurants including La Margarita Mexican restaurant and Smoking Goose eatery Oca will serve chorizo tacos with poblano aioli, South African sausage made with nutmeg and a whole lot more. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "New late-night tacos, Sun King's food hall & the best concerts across 20 years," 9 May 2018 Green ceviche, lettuce wraps with chorizo and the inevitable guacamole are also served, most of them on little wooden boards and in stone bowls. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 Save 20 percent on purchases of smoked duck pear port sausage, Mexican chorizo, smoked kitchen sink sausage and Circle City poppy seed buns from Goose the Market in Indianapolis. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana state parks, museums and more to offer freebies, discounts in May," 1 May 2018 Owner Steven Carey offers eight types of each, with fillings such as teriyaki Spam, chipotle shrimp, chorizo and chicken salad. Sarah Meehan,, "9 entirely gluten-free Baltimore restaurants," 20 Mar. 2018 The venue for their working lunch is Red Haven, a locavore watering hole near the 14-square-mile campus of Michigan State University, which offers dishes like strawberry soup and tempeh chorizo tacos. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "As local news outlets struggle to survive, citizen-led efforts are stepping up," 10 July 2018

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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: a spicy pork sausage

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