Use of the term to refer to a hot sauce is a genericization of TABASCO, a trademarked brand of hot sauce produced by the US-based McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana. The hot sauce is named after the tabasco pepper, which is named for the Mexican state.
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- A state of Mexico.
- A spicy pepper sauce made from tabasco pepper (a chili pepper) with the addition of vinegar and salt.
- You better put some Tabasco on that.