Tabasco

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English[edit]

Map of Mexico highlighting Tabasco

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin.[1] Some suggest it derives from a Mayan word tab-uaxac-koh, meaning "(our) lord of eight lions";[2] others suggest it derives from a Nahuatl word: tla-uashka-ko meaning "place that has an owner",[2] tlapalco meaning "(place of) damp earth",[2] or tlapachtli.

The tabasco pepper was popular in the Mexican state and is named for it; a hot sauce made from that pepper was eaten in the state since the 1650s,[3][1] and a version was popularized in the United States and elsewhere by the McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana, beginning in the 1870s.[1]

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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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tabasco” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Diccionario enciclopédico de Tabasco, volume 2 (1994), page 628: "[...] Tabasco procede de tlapalco, "en la tierra húmeda" [...]. Marcos E. Becerra, en su obra Nombres geográficos de Tabasco, descarta la versión atribuida a los doctores Brinton y Berendt, en el sentido de que Tabasco viene del maya tab-uaxac-koh, que en su proceso de castellanización pasó a ser sucesivamente Tabuashakoj, Tabuasaco, Tabuasco y al fin Tabasco, que significa "nuestro señor el de los ocho leones". En cambio, sostiene que Tabasco deriva del náhuatl "Tla-uash-ko: de tla, prefijo pronominal indeterminativo, alguno; uashka, dominio, propiedad; y ko, terminación toponímica", o sea "lugar que tiene dueño". El historiador Diógenes López [...]"
  3. ^ Maryann Tebben, Sauces: A Global History (ISBN 1780234139, 2014)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear; see Tabasco.

Proper noun[edit]

Tabasco m

  1. A state of Mexico.

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