churrasco

[ chuh-ras-koh; Spanish choor-rahs-kaw ]
/ tʃəˈræs koʊ; Spanish tʃurˈrɑs kɔ /

noun, plural chur·ras·cos [chuh-ras-kohz; Spanish choor-rahs-kaws] /tʃəˈræs koʊz; Spanish tʃurˈrɑs kɔs/ for 2. Latin-American Cooking.

meat cooked over an open fire.
a large piece of meat suitable for barbecuing.

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Origin of churrasco

First recorded in 1915–20; from Brazilian Portuguese, American Spanish (Argentina, Uruguay); compare dialectal Spanish (Salamanca region) churrusco “piece of burnt toast,” churruscar “to begin to burn,” Spanish socarrar “to scorch, singe,” all from a pre-Latin etymon
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