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churro

[choo r-oh; Spanish choor-raw] /ˈtʃʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔ/
noun, plural churros
[choo r-ohz; Spanish choor-raws] /ˈtʃʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
1.
a long, slender, deep-fried pastry resembling a cruller.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; < Spanish, perhaps after dial. churro name for the inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Valencia (literally, a kind of coarse-wooled sheep), the approximate area where the pastry originated
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  • Natural fibers, including churro and alpaca, are always used.

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