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 Cookery.

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

Nearby words

  1. churn drill,
  2. churn molding,
  3. churn out,
  4. churning,
  5. churr,
  6. churrigueresque,
  7. churro,
  8. chuse,
  9. chute,
  10. chute the chute

Origin of churrasco

< 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-L etymon

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