Definitions

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

  • noun A thick fritter of fried dough that is often dipped in chocolate just before it is eaten.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The coarse-wooled Mexican sheep, used extensively in crossing with the merino, in Texas, northern Mexico, California, etc.

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  • noun A fried pastry, typically eaten as a dessert and with chocolate beverage.

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, perhaps from churro, coarse, (sheep) having coarse wool, (one) speaking Spanish with an Aragonese accent (the fritter perhaps being so called because of its appearance or its possible place of origin), probably of Iberian origin; akin to Portuguese surro, uncleanliness, filth (as from sweat).]

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From Spanish churro.

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