Definition of chimichurri in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌCHimiˈCHo͝orē/


(In South American and Mexican cooking) a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper: often billed as ‘Argentine barbecue sauce,’ chimichurri extends its influence far beyond the grill
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  • Chimichurri is the essential accompaniment to steak in Argentina.
  • A leek and potato fondue, steamed cockles in their shells, smoky bacon, roasted wild mushrooms and a lemony chimichurri all made a huge difference.
  • The second was the chimichurri, a delicious green sauce made with lemon, garlic and lots of parsley.


Argentinian Spanish: origin unknown.

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Syllabification: chi·mi·chur·ri

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