Definition of epazote
: wormseed b; also : the fresh or dried pungent-smelling leaves of wormseed used especially in Mexican cooking
Recent Examples of epazote from the Web
At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots squat among rows of beets as a group of chefs arrive to sample sweet fennel and the pungent herb known as epazote.
Lobina Chilena comes pan-seared in an epazote beurre blanc with mini heirloom tomatoes dotted with fragrant chimichurri sauce and a garlicky mash of chayote, an edible plant in the gourd family.
Crispy corn tortilla quesadillas are filled with stewed chicken tinga (shreds) or mushrooms and the pungent herb epazote.
But the feminist enterprise — housed in a converted machine shop by the water, with gnarled pear trees and epazote growing wild out back — is no museum.
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Origin and Etymology of epazote
Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl epazōtl
First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
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