me·​nu·​do | \ mə-ˈnü-dō How to pronounce menudo (audio) , me-ˈnü-t͟hō\
plural menudos

Definition of menudo

: a tripe stew seasoned with chili peppers

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On Sundays the Mercado in Guadalupe, a small Phoenix suburb, home to a mix of Mexican and Indigenous families, usually hums with children laughing and families gathering for a feast of menudo, tacos or mariscos after church. Dianna M. Náñez, azcentral, "No ICE immigration raids in Phoenix area Sunday, but families prepare for the worst," 14 July 2019 Viewers can purchase a bowl of menudo or a traditional breakfast for $5. Elizabeth Backo, azcentral, "13 places to watch the 2018 World Cup in metro Phoenix," 12 June 2018 Breakfasts, including menudo, sell for $5.50-$8, and breakfast burritos start at $1..95. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Family-style dinner, BYOB wine new for Tanglewood-area lunch cafe," 1 July 2018 There are plenty of standard dishes on the menu — burritos, enchiladas, menudo and the like — but the specialty at this bright and airy corner restaurant is the seafood. Sarah Fritsche,, "Best new restaurants and bars to visit in the Mission right now," 17 June 2018 But just as notable are the weekend specials including birria and menudo, both worth visits in their own rights. Chronicle Staff,, "The Mission’s best Mexican and Latin American restaurants," 17 June 2018 Los conductores que envían mensajes de texto se han vuelto tan comunes que la policía a menudo los confunde con conductores ebrios. Erika Pasantes Y John Maines, El Sentinel, "Tendencia mortal: Textear y manejar. Aumentan accidentes," 6 Feb. 2018 Two of Cruz’s sisters were there, and several children played in the backyard as the adults ate menudo, a traditional Mexican soup, as well as handmade tortillas and salsa. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Detained immigrant says he was roughed up by agents, denied pain medication," 12 Apr. 2018 Guevara said the two would argue for days over silly disagreements, such as which type of soup was better — menudo or pozole. Sarah Parvini,, "'He was twice the man that I was': Mourners honor slain Pomona Police Officer Greggory Casillas," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of menudo

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for menudo

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish menudos innards, giblets

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