From the same Quechuan root as jerky, via Spanish.
charqui (countable and uncountable, plural charquis)
- (South and Central America, Western US) jerky
- 1839, Charles Darwin, Journal of Researches, John Murray (1913), page 273:
- When it was dark, we made a fire beneath a little arbour of bamboos, fried our charqui (or dried slips of beef), took our maté, and were quite comfortable.