cabrito

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cabrito (kid).

Noun[edit]

cabrito (uncountable)

  1. (cooking) Meat from a young goat; kid.
    • 1995, Cheryl Alters Jamison, Bill Jamison, The Border Cookbook: Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, page 223,
      Mutton rivaled beef in prominence until this century, and cabrito, or kid, remains a major food in Nuevo León.
    • 2001, Mary Faulk Koock, The Texas Cookbook: From Barbecue to Banquet-- An Informal View of Dining and Entertaining the Texas Way[1], page 65:
      Mr. Dean O. Smith, who is the game warden in the Dripping Springs area, barbecues the cabrito for us, and what a treat that is! Cabrito is a very young Spanish goat between one and a half and two years old.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 116:
      Consuela and Sullivan had been cooking all night so there was plenty of beef and cabrito.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cabra +‎ -ito; may have originally corresponded to a Vulgar Latin or Late Latin caprītus (attested in Salic Law), from *caprīre, from Latin caper (which would have normally yielded *cabrido), but was influenced by the Portuguese diminutive suffix -ito (from Late Latin -ittus). Compare Spanish cabrito, Aragonese crabido, crabito, crapito, Catalan and Occitan cabrit, French dialectal chevri.

Noun[edit]

cabrito m (plural cabritos, feminine cabrita, feminine plural cabritas)

  1. kid (young goat)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cabra +‎ -ito; may have originally corresponded to a Vulgar Latin or Late Latin caprītus (attested in Salic Law), as the past participle of a verb *caprīre (give birth (of goats)), from Latin caper (which would have normally yielded *cabrido), but was influenced by the Spanish diminutive suffix -ito (from Late Latin -ittus). Compare Portuguese cabrito, Aragonese crabido, crabito, crapito, Catalan and Occitan cabrit, French dialectal chevri.[1].

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Noun[edit]

cabrito m (plural cabritos)

  1. kid (young goat)

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