American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See jerky2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Jerked beef; beef cut into strips about an inch thick and dried by exposure to the sun.
- n. Western US beef jerky
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Jerked beef; beef cut into long strips and dried in the wind and sun.
- From the same Quechuan root as jerky, via Spanish. (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Quechua ch'arki. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then Guapo skinned him, and cut him into strips, and dried him into "charqui," and carried him on board the raft.”
“In Peru, as we have stated, it is "charqui;" but mutton cured in this way is distinguished by the name "chalona.”
“The verb "jerk" is corrupted from the Chilian word, charqui, meaning sun-dried meat; but it is not easy to explain how the Chilian word got into the Northwest.”
“charqui;" but mutton cured in this way is distinguished by the name”
“Llama meat was the first jerky; or charqui, as the Inca called it.”
“Freeze-Drying Freeze-drying is the technique originally used by Andean peoples to make charqui; they took advantage of the thin dry air to evaporate moisture from meat during sunny days and sublimate it from ice crystals during freezing nights.”
“The miners who work in the mine itself have twenty-five shillings per month, and are allowed a little charqui.”
“They rarely eat meat once a week, and never oftener, and then only the hard dry charqui.”
“When it was dark, we made a fire beneath a little arbour of bamboos, fried our charqui (or dried slips of beef), took our maté, and were quite comfortable.”
“Provides detailed technical information on small-scale technologies for the production of a variety of beef products, including beefburgers, chili con came, biltong, charqui, frankfurters, beef cervelat and so on.”
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