Definition of picadillo
: a spicy Latin-American hash or stew of meat and vegetables often with raisins and olives that is commonly used as a filling (as for tacos) or served with rice and beans
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Origin and Etymology of picadillo
American Spanish, from Spanish, stew of chopped meat, from picado, past participle of picar to prick, chop, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin piccare — more at pike
First Known Use: 1877
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