A stew or soup of Latin America and the Caribbean made from various meats, tubers such as yams or cassavas, and other ingredients.
Origin of Sancocho
American Spanish from Spanish half-cooked food from Vulgar Latin subcoctus undercooked, cooked a little Latin sub- sub- Latin coctus cooked past participle of coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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