Origin of Tabascoafter Tabasco
(usually uncountable, plural tabascos)
- Alternative capitalization of Tabasco (hot sauce).
- Robbie adores it when Heather puts tabasco on food.
- A tabasco pepper.
- Louisiana is a major producer of tabascos.
- A state of Mexico.
Use of the term to refer to a hot sauce is a genericization of TABASCO, a trademarked brand of hot sauce produced by the US-based McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana. The hot sauce is named after the tabasco pepper, which is named for the Mexican state.