lin·​gui·​ca liŋ-ˈgwē-sə How to pronounce linguica (audio)
variants or linguiça or less commonly linguisa
: a spicy Portuguese sausage

Examples of linguica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the Fall River omelet, featuring linguica, sautéed peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar jack cheese, or the Federal Hill, with sliced Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed onions and provolone cheese, both priced at $9.59. Globe Staff,, 11 June 2022 Another, Linguica Doogy, a linguica sausage is a base for corn, peas, jalapenos, salsa, mozzarella, and assorted condiments., 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,, 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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Word History


Portuguese linguiça

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linguica was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near linguica

Cite this Entry

“Linguica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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