linguica

noun
lin·​gui·​ca | \ liŋ-ˈgwē-sə How to pronounce linguica (audio) \
variants: or linguiça or less commonly linguisa

Definition of linguica

: a spicy Portuguese sausage

Examples of linguica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another, Linguica Doogy, a linguica sausage is a base for corn, peas, jalapenos, salsa, mozzarella, and assorted condiments. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 The Portuguese dish does indeed traditionally include tender slices of pork and shellfish too, but Conlon also adds char siu linguica sausage. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Add the olive oil and cook the linguica until lightly browned, then remove. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of linguica

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for linguica

Portuguese linguiça

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linguine

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Cite this Entry

“Linguica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linguica. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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