tasajo

noun ta·sa·jo
variants: or less commonly tassajo \təˈsä(ˌ)hō\

Definition of tasajo

plural -s
1 :jerked meat; especially :jerked beef
2
[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish]
:any of several cacti of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico; especially :cholla

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Origin and Etymology of tasajo

Spanish tasajo, from Old Spanish, piece of meat; akin to Portuguese tossalho large piece of something to eat


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