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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A spicy Spanish and Latin American dish made of seasoned ground meat and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

Etymologies

American Spanish, from Spanish, minced meat, diminutive of picado, mincing, from past participle of picar, to prick, to mince, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre, to prick; see pique.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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