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chalupa

[chuh-loo-puh; Spanish chah-loo-pah]
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noun, plural cha·lu·pas [chuh-loo-puh z; Spanish chah-loo-pahs] /tʃəˈlu pəz; Spanish tʃɑˈlu pɑs/. Mexican Cookery.
  1. a fried tortilla spread with bean paste or ground cooked meat and topped with shredded cheese, lettuce, chopped tomato, and often hot sauce.
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Origin of chalupa

1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish; Spanish: boat, launch < French chaloupe; see shallop, sloop
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