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Definition of "chorizo" [chorizo]

  • A very spicy pork sausage seasoned especially with garlic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chorizo" in a sentence
  • "While the potatoes are boiling, sauté the chorizo in a little olive oil (how much will depend on how fatty the chorizo is and also what kind of pan you use — I needed a fair amount as I was using stainless steel)."
  • "1 T smoked Spanish paprika handful of Chinese sliced dried garlic Babelfish informs me chorizo translates as garlic sausage"
  • "When the chorizo is browned, add the remaining ingredients and cook a further 5-7 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half."