charqui

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same Quechuan root as jerky, via Spanish.

NounEdit

charqui

  1. (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.

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quechuan.

NounEdit

charqui m (uncountable)

  1. jerky (air-dried meat)

Related termsEdit

  • charquear
Last modified on 10 September 2013, at 14:24