isca

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Portuguese[edit]

isca (bait)
iscas (dish)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin ēsca (bait), from edō (I eat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

isca f (plural iscas)

  1. (chiefly fishing) bait (substance used in catching fish or other animals)
    Synonyms: ardil, chamariz, cevo, engodo, isco
  2. (by extension) lure; bait (something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure)
    Synonyms: chamariz, engodo
  3. (cooking, Portugal, chiefly plural) a dish made with very thin slices of liver
  4. a bite-sized piece of fried meat, usually fish
  5. tinder; charcloth (combustible material in a tinderbox)

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