Picadillo Definition

pĭkə-dĭlō, pēkä-dēyō
A Latin American, esp. Mexican, dish consisting of spiced ground beef usually served over rice.
Webster's New World

Origin of Picadillo

  • American Spanish from Spanish minced meat diminutive of picado mincing from past participle of picar to prick, to mince from Old Spanish from Vulgar Latin piccāre to prick pique

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

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