- a brand name for a pungent condiment sauce prepared from the fruit of a variety of capsicum.
- a state in SE Mexico, on the Gulf of Campeche. 9783 sq. mi. (25,338 sq. km). Capital: Villahermosa.
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He must have tabasco in his head, fer he's got the divil's own timper.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It extends also into Chiapa and Tabasco, and reaches into Honduras.Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology
John D. Baldwin
Pepper and Tabasco, the two riding horses, were saddled and brought out.Just Patty
It can also be traced into Tabasco, and even into Yucatan on the Atlantic coast.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3
Hubert Howe Bancroft
Bancroft says that Palacio had heard of monuments in Yucatan and Tabasco.The Ancient Cities of the New World
- trademark a very hot red sauce made from matured capsicums
- a state in SE Mexico, on the Gulf of Campeche: mostly flat and marshy with extensive jungles; hot and humid climate. Capital: Villahermosa. Pop: 1 889 367 (2000). Area: 24 661 sq km (9520 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for tabasco
proprietary name of a type of hot sauce, 1876, (the sauce so called from 1650s, originally Tavasco), named for state in Mexico, perhaps because the pepper sauce was first encountered there by U.S. and European travelers. The trademark (by Edward Avery McIlhenny) claims use from c.1870.