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 The Portuguese dish does indeed traditionally include tender slices of pork and shellfish too, but Conlon also adds char siu linguica sausage. Louisa Chu,, "Time Out Market guide: Here’s everything you should try at Chicago’s newest food hall," 6 Dec. 2019 Add the olive oil and cook the linguica until lightly browned, then remove. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Dutch Oven Clam Bake," 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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“Linguica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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