posol

noun po·sol \ pōˈsōl \
variants: or less commonly posole or pozole \-ō(ˌ)lā\

Definition of posol

plural -s
1 : a thick chiefly Spanish-American soup made of pork, corn, garlic, and chili
2 : a Spanish-American drink made of cornmeal, water, and sugar
  • began arriving with food … posole and fruit
  • —Oliver LaFarge

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Origin and Etymology of posol

American Spanish posol, pozol, posole, pozole, from Nahuatl pozolli, literally, foamy, from pozol foam


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