[chuh-ras-koh; Spanish choor-rahs-kaw]
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.
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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