variants: or less commonly tassajo \ təˈsä(ˌ)hō \
plural -s

Definition of tasajo

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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History and Etymology for tasajo

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

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“Tasajo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasajo. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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