posole

noun
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 Authentic New Mexican enchiladas, green chili stew or posole (traditional Mexican stew) and burritos, accompanied by homemade flour tortillas, are served from 5 AM until 12 AM, seven days a week across the street from the University of New Mexico. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 2 May 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

14 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Posole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posole. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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