pu·​che·​ro | \ püˈcheˌrō \
plural -s

Definition of puchero

: a Latin American boiled dinner or stew containing beef, sausage, bacon, and various vegetables

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History and Etymology for puchero

Spanish, literally, pot, from Latin pultarius vessel for porridge, cooking or drinking vessel, from pult-, puls, a kind of thick porridge + -arius -ary

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“Puchero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puchero. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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