tocino

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin tuccinum (lardum), "bacon lard", from Latin tuccetum ‎(pork conserved in brine), from tucca ‎(liquid lard), a word said to be of Celtic origin, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *teuə-, related to Latin turgere. The ending was influenced by the end of cecina.

Noun[edit]

tocino m ‎(plural tocinos)

  1. bacon
  2. salt pork

Derived terms[edit]