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[choo r-oh; Spanish choor-raw] /ˈtʃʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔ/
noun, plural churros
[choo r-ohz; Spanish choor-raws] /ˈtʃʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
a long, slender, deep-fried pastry resembling a cruller.
Origin of churro
1885-90, Americanism; < Spanish, perhaps after dial. churro name for the inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Valencia (literally, a kind of coarse-wooled sheep), the approximate area where the pastry originated Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I took my churro from the pretty granny and paid her, taking a couple of quick bites of the dough before I turned around.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Lester stood among them, eating a churro in a piece of wax-paper.

    Makers Cory Doctorow

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