linguiça

[ ling-gwee-suh; Portuguese lin-gwee-sah, -suh ]
/ lɪŋˈgwi sə; Portuguese lɪ̃ˈgwi sɑ, -sə /

noun

a highly spiced Portuguese garlic sausage.

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Origin of linguiça

First recorded in 1950–55; from Portuguese; further origin uncertain
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Example sentences from the Web for linguiça

  • Caldo Verde soup—Portuguese kale soup with linguica—was on the stove of every family in the neighborhood growing up.

    Fresh Picks|Chris Santos|December 1, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • So the idea of combining corn & cheddar with linguica and kale?

    Fresh Picks|Chris Santos|December 1, 2009|DAILY BEAST