esquite

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Spanish[edit]

Fried esquites are often consumed as street food.

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl izquitl (cooked maize).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈkite/, [esˈkit̪e]

Noun[edit]

esquite m (plural esquites)

  1. (usually in the plural, Mexico) A saladlike dish of boiled or fried corn kernels seasoned with epazote.

References[edit]

  • Carlos Montemayor et al. (2009) Diccionario del náhuatl en el español de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México