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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Stir in olive oil, chorizo, onions, carrots and celery. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Chorizo is the Secret to Bolder Bolognese," 24 May 2018 Add the potato, shrimp, chorizo, onion, garlic and green pepper. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Potato, shrimp and chorizo hash is a spicy delight," 20 May 2018 Try the biscuits and gravy with chorizo, sweet corn and sunny side up eggs ($14) or the Belgian waffle with honey butter and peach jam ($9) in addition to multiple mimosas ($10 each), but those go without saying, right? Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Green City Market then brunch," 1 Sep. 2017 Simmer, uncovered, until flavors meld and chorizo softens, about 25 minutes. 3. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Chorizo is the Secret to Bolder Bolognese," 24 May 2018 Old Major Market has been known to smother homemade biscuits in cheddar chorizo gravy. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the best Indianapolis food and drink events in May," 23 Apr. 2018 For 50 cents more, spike it with spicy ground chorizo made in-house. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Carnitas Lonja puts pork on a pedestal," 25 Jan. 2018 Bacanora Grill Open from breakfast to dinner, this Mexican restaurant near 75th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix serves chorizo and eggs, carne asada burritos, fajitas, whole fish entrees, among other choices. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in June have standout burgers, Mexican food, pizza," 1 July 2018 But on May 1, 2018, the egg and chicken chorizo tacos will officially take flight, for better or worse. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "United Took a Year to Perfect Its In-Flight Breakfast Tacos," 26 Apr. 2018

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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: a spicy pork sausage

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