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A heavily seasoned Mexican soup containing tripe, onions, garlic, chilies, and often hominy and offal such as calves' hooves.
[Mexican Spanish, tripe, menudo, from Spanish menudos, offal, giblets, from plural of menudo, small, of little value, from Old Spanish, from Latin minūtus, small, from past participle of minuere, to make smaller; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Cookery) a spicy Mexican soup made with tripe
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