[choor-oh; Spanish choor-raw]
noun, plural churros [choor-ohz; Spanish choor-raws] . Mexican Cookery.
a long, slender, deep-fried pastry resembling a cruller.

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 Unabridged
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