[ chuh-ree-zoh; Spanish chaw-ree-saw, -thaw ]
/ tʃəˈri zoʊ; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔ, -θɔ /

noun, plural cho·ri·zos [chuh-ree-zohz; Spanish chaw-ree-saws, -thaws] /tʃəˈri zoʊz; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔs, -θɔs/. 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chorizo

/ (tʃɔːˈriːzəʊ) /

noun plural -zos

a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico

Word Origin for chorizo

C19: Spanish
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