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Tabasco

proprietary name of a type of hot sauce, 1876, (the sauce so called from 1650s, originally Tavasco), named for the state in Mexico, perhaps because the pepper sauce was first encountered there by U.S. and European travelers. The trademark (by Edward Avery McIlhenny) claims use from c. 1870. The place name is from an unidentified Mexican Indian language and of unknown etymology.

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Definitions of Tabasco
1
tabasco (n.)
very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small;
Synonyms: red pepper
2
Tabasco (n.)
a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche;
Tabasco (n.)
very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers;
Synonyms: Tabasco sauce
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