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[chuh-ree-zoh; Spanish chaw-ree-saw, -thaw] /tʃəˈri zoʊ; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔ, -θɔ/
noun, plural chorizos
[chuh-ree-zohz; Spanish chaw-ree-saws, -thaws] /tʃəˈri zoʊz; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔs, -θɔs/ (Show IPA).
Spanish Cookery.
a pork sausage spiced with garlic, peppers, and juniper berries and smoked and dried.
Also, choriso.
Origin of chorizo
From Spanish, of uncertain origin Unabridged
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noun (pl) -zos
a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico
Word Origin
C19: Spanish
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Word Origin and History for chorizo

"spiced pork sausage," 1846, from Spanish chorizo.

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