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 (chə-rē′zō, -sō)
n. pl. cho·ri·zos
A spicy pork sausage seasoned especially with garlic.



n, pl -zos
(Cookery) a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico
[C19: Spanish]


(tʃəˈri zoʊ, -soʊ)

n., pl. -zos.
a pork sausage highly seasoned with garlic, pepper, and spices.
[1840–45; < Sp.]


A highly seasoned, smoked pork sausage used in Spanish and Mexican cooking.
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Noun1.chorizo - a spicy Spanish pork sausage
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
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Portuguese chorizo omelette By Chef Diogo Vital Porto Grade Manger Chef (The Ritz-Carlton) A Chourico omelette is a classic Portuguese go-to dish, often served for breakfast, lunch, snack or even dinner.
Dona Quiteria This artfully redone 19th-century grocery store, in a teetering hilltop location, serves new takes on classic Portuguese dishes such as chourico, bacalhau (salt cod), and ovos verdes (fried, deviled eggs).
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Other Portuguese delights instore include guardanapo - meaning "napkin", a traditional Portuguese cake made with dough sponge with a custard-like filling and pao com chourico or chourico bread, a rich sandwichstyle bread made with Portuguese Chourico sausage pork.
We had passed up some interesting sounding appetizers for another day: Pasteis de Becalhau (cod fish cakes), octopus, grilled limpets (shellfish), fried quail in garlic-pepper sauce, chourico, sauteed scallops in spicy garlic sauce and more, priced at $6.
Legal Sea Foods, called Boston's most popular restaurant by Zagat survey in 2012-2013, has four locations in the A, B and C terminals, where you can order steamed lobster, crab cakes, clam chowder or Portuguese fisherman's stew with fish stewed with mussels, clams and chourico sausage in a saffron tomato broth.
With visions of sizzling Brazilian barbecue, feasts of cassava, yams and peanuts, chourico sausage and rich salgadinhos cheese bread; we approached the dimly lit store front of Amelia's Kitchen located on Maadi's Road 233 in the Degla neighborhood.