chorizo

[chuh-ree-zoh; Spanish chaw-ree-saw, -thaw]
noun, plural chorizos [chuh-ree-zohz; Spanish chaw-ree-saws, -thaws] . Spanish Cookery.
a pork sausage spiced with garlic, peppers, and juniper berries and smoked and dried.
Also, choriso.


Origin:
< Spanish, of uncertain origin

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chorizo (tʃɔːˈriːzəʊ)
 
n , pl -zos
a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico
 
[C19: Spanish]

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chorizo
"spiced pork sausage," 1846, from Sp. chorizo.
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Example sentences
Chorizo sausage gets its kick from paprika made from locally grown, dried
  peppers.
Peppers or fresh chorizo sausage are also common ingredients.
The empanadas are filled with a three-pepper chorizo and served with raw
  chocolate mole.
Other gastronomical delicacies include seafood paella, chorizo sausage,
  gazpacho soup and tapas.
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