variants or less commonly posole or pozole
plural -s
: a thick chiefly Spanish-American soup made of pork, corn, garlic, and chili
: a Spanish-American drink made of cornmeal, water, and sugar
began arriving with food … posole and fruitOliver LaFarge

Word History


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

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of posol was in 1908

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“Posol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posol. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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