churrasco

[chuh-ras-koh; Spanish choor-rahs-kaw]
noun, plural churrascos [chuh-ras-kohz; Spanish choor-rahs-kaws] , for 2. Latin-American Cookery.
1.
meat cooked over an open fire.
2.
a large piece of meat suitable for barbecuing.

Origin:
< 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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Main Entry:  churrasco
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a South American method of grilling meat on a wood or charcoal fire, esp. in Argentina and Brazil; also, a dish of food cooked this way
Etymology:  Spanish churrascar 'to scorch, singe'
Usage:  cooking
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Beef eaters should be sure to order the signature churrasco-skewers of barbecued meat.
Captain's specialties include grilled churrasco and chimichurri shrimp, plus a scampi feast served with homemade sauce.
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