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chorizo

[chuh-ree-zoh; Spanish chaw-ree-saw, -thaw] /tʃəˈri zoʊ; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔ, -θɔ/
noun, plural chorizos
[chuh-ree-zohz; Spanish chaw-ree-saws, -thaws] /tʃəˈri zoʊz; Spanish tʃɔˈri sɔs, -θɔs/ (Show IPA).
Spanish Cookery.
1.
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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Examples from the web for chorizo
  • 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.
  • In a dish of grilled squid, the sepia tails are basically sausage casings, stuffed with a spicy mix of chorizo and rice.
  • For lunch, students could buy egg-and-chorizo burritos from a catering truck that pulled onto the campus.
  • The store also specialized in homemade chorizo, which many customers loved.
British Dictionary definitions for chorizo

chorizo

/tʃɔːˈriːzəʊ/
noun (pl) -zos
1.
a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico
Word Origin
C19: Spanish
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Word Origin and History for chorizo
n.

"spiced pork sausage," 1846, from Spanish chorizo.

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