ep·​a·​zote | \ ˈe-pə-ˌzōt How to pronounce epazote (audio) \

Definition of epazote

: wormseed sense b also : the fresh or dried pungent-smelling leaves of wormseed used especially in Mexican cooking

Examples of epazote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other options to add to the cilantro include the tender fronds from a bulb of fresh fennel, or a leaf or two of fresh epazote or hoja santa, herbs common in Mexican cooking. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Fall pastas come together easily when you cook the veggies ahead," 7 Oct. 2020 Add the cumin, epazote or oregano and chili and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. cleveland, "Tomato-corn chowder takes advantage of fresh summer bounty (recipe)," 3 July 2020 Add a few drought-resistant herbs like sage, epazote, and Mexican oregano. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Your Ultimate Spring Gardening To-Do List for March and April," 16 Mar. 2020 Now, there are two large Berkeley Bowl locations that have become renowned for their diverse and affordable selections of fresh vegetables and fruit, such as spindly Buddha’s hand, fuzzy red rambutan, aromatic epazote leaves and long burdock roots. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Glenn Yasuda, founder of renowned grocery store Berkeley Bowl, has died," 20 Feb. 2020 Swirls of chlorophyll gel and crema circled each bite, and masa chips came mounted on a stand next to the plate, each one embedded with a single epazote leaf. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: High-end San Antonio restaurant Evo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine has noble approach, humble results in Olmos Park," 23 Jan. 2020 Another standout at Cha Cha’s is the open-faced short rib enchiladas (which are guajillo-braised and come with goat cheese, fresh radish and epazote black beans). Daily Pilot, "On Food: Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen celebrates 10 years," 17 Oct. 2019 Add the epazote leaves, turn the heat to low, then add the black beans. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "La Cocina recipe: Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas Bean Tamale," 24 Aug. 2019 Go for poached eggs made aromatic with the Mexican epazote leaf but stay for the bread basket featuring Panadería Rosetta’s finest: chocolate-vanilla conchas and guava rolls stuffed with creamy ricotta. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Colonia Juárez, Mexico City’s Hottest Neighborhood," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of epazote

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epazote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl epazōtl

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“Epazote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epazote. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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