Tabasco

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English[edit]

Map of Mexico highlighting Tabasco

Etymology[edit]

Either from a Nahuatl word meaning damp earth, or a Mayan term meaning our lord of eight lions.

Use of the term to refer to a hot sauce is a genericization of TABASCO, a trademarked brand of hot sauce produced by the US-based McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana. The hot sauce is named after the tabasco pepper, which is named for the Mexican state.

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Tabasco

  1. A state of Mexico.

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Tabasco ‎(uncountable)

  1. A spicy pepper sauce made from tabasco pepper (a chili pepper) with the addition of vinegar and salt.
    You better put some Tabasco on that.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nahuatl.

Proper noun[edit]

Tabasco m

  1. A state of Mexico.

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