Linguica meaning

lĭng-gwē'sə, -sä, lĭn-
A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage flavored with garlic, onions, and pepper.
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A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage containing much garlic.
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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