A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage flavored with garlic, onions, and pepper.
A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage containing much garlic.
Alternative form of linguica.
Origin of linguica
- Portuguese from Old Portuguese linguaínça from Vulgar Latin longānicia a type of sausage alteration (influenced by Latin longus long) (and possibly longāvō, longāvōn- rectum, a type of sausage) of Latin lūcānica Lucanian-style smoked sausage from Lūcānia Lucania (ancient region of southern Italy)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition