chalupa(redirected from chalupas)
A fried, boat-shaped tortilla filled with various ingredients, such as ground beef or pork, cheese, diced vegetables, and seasonings.
[Mexican Spanish chalupa, small boat, chalupa, from Spanish, small two-masted boat, from French chaloupe, shallop, longboat, from Middle French; see shallop.]
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a small narrow boat similar to a gondola, steered using either oars or a pole, used in the south of Mexico
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