Definition of tasso in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtäsō/

Entry from US English dictionary


Spicy cured pork cut into strips.
Example sentences
  • This is what I consumed my first morning in Louisiana: eggs, an English muffin, tasso sausage, ham, pork boudin, more eggs, pickled pigs' lips, and fruit.
  • Other Cajun specialties include tasso, a spicy Cajun version of jerky, smoked beef and pork sausages (such as andouille made from the large intestines), chourice (made from the small intestines), and chaudin (stuffed stomach).
  • Baked oysters get added body from artichokes and added brawn from spinach and tasso.


Perhaps from Spanish tasajo 'slice of dried meat'.

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Syllabification: tas·so

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