po·​so·​le | \ pō-ˈsō-(ˌ)lā How to pronounce posole (audio) \
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Definition of posole

: a thick soup chiefly of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest made with pork, hominy, garlic, and chili

Examples of posole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the city’s premiere sit-down Mexican restaurants, and the place that introduced many of the city’s residents to the pleasures of posole, closed its Northeast Portland location in June. oregonlive, "Portland’s most painful restaurant closures of 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Turkey Posole This posole has traditional hominy but also a liberal amount of hearty fall vegetables. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that turn turkey and all the trimmings into something new," 28 Nov. 2019 Here are 48 recipe ideas, from enchiladas to posole—and yes, guacamole. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "48 Recipes for Mexican Foods That Aren't Tacos," 25 Apr. 2018 The brunch menu also includes huevos rancheros, other breakfast dishes and chicken posole. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "They were the best fajitas years ago. Now they're back, along with Saturday brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 May 2018 Gallo Blanco The celebration starts early and includes $5 posole bowls on May 2, all-day happy hour on May 3, $4 sangria on May 4; free churros with every order over $20 on May 5; and $4 Bloody Mary’s on May 6. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo deals: 40 restaurants for Mexican food specials, cheap beer and margaritas," 28 Apr. 2018 The Steamed Halibut served atop a super-tasty guajillo chile posole broth with mint, cilantro, avocado, and crispy blue corn hits all the best notes of creamy, crunchy, and spicy. Las Vegas, Bon Appetit, "The Next Level Dishes You Must Try While in Vegas," 19 Mar. 2018 The meaty, flaky, and firm fish holds up in soups, and is versatile enough to star in Spanish-style poaches or take a backseat in Mexican posole. Elyssa Goldberg, Bon Appetit, "For Cod's Sake, Make These 20 Awesome Recipes Already," 29 May 2017 Here are 35 recipeideas, from enchiladas to posole—and yes, guacamole. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "35 Recipes for Mexican Foods That Aren't Tacos," 10 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of posole

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for posole

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl pozolli, from the base of pozōn- boil, be covered with foam

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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Posole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posole. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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