Etymology
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salsa (n.)

1846 as a kind of sauce served with meat; 1975 as a kind of dance music; separate borrowings from Spanish, literally "sauce," from Vulgar Latin *salsa "condiment" (see sauce (n.)). In American Spanish it is especially used of a kind of relish with chopped-up ingredients; the music is a "blend" of Latin jazz and rock styles.

updated on December 04, 2021

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Definitions of salsa from WordNet

salsa (n.)
spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.