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