Gazpacho definition

gə-spächō, gəz-pä-
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A chilled soup made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and herbs.
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A Spanish soup made with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onions, chopped up raw with oil, vinegar, etc. and served cold.
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A cold soup of Spanish origin, made with tomatoes and raw vegetables.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gazpacho
Plural:
gazpachos

Origin of gazpacho

  • Spanish originally, a soup made from pulverized stale or toasted bread from a Mozarabic source perhaps akin to Spanish caspicias remainders and caspa dandruff (of pre-Roman Iberian origin) or from Late Latin gāzophylacium treasury, alms box (the soup being so called because of the miscellaneous worn-out items found in alms boxes) from Greek gāzophulakion treasury gāza treasure (of Iranian origin) (Persian ganj treasure) phulax, phulak- guard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish gazpacho, perhaps via Mozarabic *gazpelağo from Latin gazophylacium (“treasure-chest in a church”), alluding to the diversity of its contents. Alternatively, related to Spanish caspicias (“remnants”).

    From Wiktionary