Definitions

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  • n. Meat slow-cooked over an open fire, characteristic of Latin American cuisine

Etymologies

From Spanish barbacoa (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was quite tasty, accompanying some barbacoa from a stand across the way.

    Oaxaca please.......hold the mole?

  • Most often the traditional pit cooking style of barbacoa is still done here though which gives an additional smoked flavor to the meat.

    Adriana makes barbacoa

  • I believe that one of the candidates for the Senate there has made it part of his platform. the word barbecue comes from the Spanish word barbacoa which in turns comes from the Arawak

    MyDD

  • SR: Barbecue came from the TaĆ­no Indian word "barbacoa," a wooden frame that you could position over a fire and cook game and fish on.

    The Clog

  • The Spanish gave the word a phonetic twist, barbacoa, and the English did the same, barbecue.

    Smoke Signals: From 'barbracot' to big business

  • Flash forward to today and the refrigerator aisle of Whole Foods is chock full of people clambering to buy their soy milk while I'm waiting in a twenty minute line for my barbacoa burrito at Chipotle, a company whose major investor may be McDonalds but whose pork comes from the antibiotic-free Neiman Ranch.

    Toby Barlow: Farm Aid Reaches Legal Age

  • The English word barbecue first surfaced in mid-17th-century Jamaica, probably derived from the Spanish barbacoa.

    Holy Smoke

  • While I vary my meats with each visit (barbacoa probably being my favorite), I'm a fajita burrito guy ... with both of the medium salsas (the corn is delicious), cheese AND sour cream, and a spring or two of lettuce.

    no I said I want it WITHOUT pickles goddamit

  • The word barbecue itself comes from the Tino (ph) Indian word barbacoa (ph), which was and is the traditional method of cooking over an open pyre.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2004

  • After being dismembered, their pieces were placed upon wooden gridirons, which were called in Carib, _barbacoa_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

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