Etymology
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salsa (n.)

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

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Definitions of salsa

salsa (n.)
spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods;
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