Definition of epazote in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈzōtā/

Entry from US English dictionary


A pungent herb used in Latin-American cooking and for tea.
Example sentences
  • A quesadilla is a ‘turnover’ made by folding a fresh tortilla in half around a simple filling such as cheese, epazote (a pungent herb), and pepper, or potatoes and chorizo, and deep-frying it.
  • While the beans soak, you can further reduce their gas-causing properties by adding either fresh or dried epazote, a Mexican herb, or kombu, a dried seaweed.
  • Herbs such as epazote (from Mexico), ginger or hing (asafoetida from India) are traditional ways to reduce gas from food.
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