from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a very spicy sauce made from a strong-flavored red pepper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The trade-name given to a pungent sauce and to a catsup made from a variety of Capsicum annuum (see pepper) and said to be prepared by extracting the pulp of the ripe fruit and so treating it as to retain its flavor, strength, aroma, and color.
  • noun A name which has been applied by seedsmen to various forms of Capsicum annuum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A state of Mexico.
  • noun A spicy pepper sauce made from tabasco pepper (a chili pepper) with the addition of vinegar and salt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
  • noun very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
  • noun very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers


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Either from a Nahuatl word meaning damp earth, or a Mayan term meaning our lord of eight lions.



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