[ 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.
6 Portuguese Terms We Wish Existed in EnglishSometimes we’re at a loss for words, not because we’re speechless, but because no English term lends itself to the situation (or snack) at hand. At those times, we turn to other languages, celebrating them for the concepts we wish we could express so easily in English. Here are some of our favorite words from the Portuguese language. Saudade This untranslatable Portuguese term refers to …
- churn drill,
- churn molding,
- churn out,
- 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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