charqui

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Quechuan root as jerky, via Spanish.

Noun[edit]

charqui

  1. (South and Central America, Western US) jerky
    • 1839, Charles Darwin, Journal of Researches, John Murray (1913), page 273:
      When it was dark, we made a fire beneath a little arbour of bamboos, fried our charqui (or dried slips of beef), took our maté, and were quite comfortable.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechuan.

Noun[edit]

charqui m (uncountable)

  1. jerky (air-dried meat)

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