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n. pl. a·do·bos
1. A Philippine dish of marinated meat or seafood seasoned with garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and spices.
2. A spicy sauce or marinade made with chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, and other ingredients, used in Spanish and Latin-American cuisine.

[Spanish, from Old Spanish adobar, to stew, from Old French adouber, to dub, arm, prepare, of Germanic origin.]
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n, pl -bos
(Cookery) the national dish of the Philippines, which consists of chunks of meat, fish, or vegetables, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and spices and then stewed in the marinade
[C20: from Spanish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adobo - a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
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