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Borrowed from Spanish chimichurri, from Basque tximitxurri (t͡ʃimiˌt͡ʃuri, literally a mixture of several things in no particular order), from Basque immigrants to Argentina and Uruguay in the 19th century. Many folk etymologies also exist.


chimichurri (plural chimichurris)

  1. (uncountable) A sauce and marinade for grilled meat originally from Argentina, made from chopped parsley or cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, and paprika with olive oil.
    • 2007 September 9, “Pork Bellies to Baguettes”, in New York Times[1]:
      There are also platters of flavorful pork ribs glazed with smoky chipotle, chicken wings char-grilled with garlicky chimichurri, and plump mussels in green chili tortilla broth with leeks and oven dried tomatoes.
  2. (countable) A traditional pork sandwich eaten as a snack in the Dominican Republic

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chimichurri m (plural chimichurris)

  1. chimichurri