Definition of moqueca in English:

moqueca

(also muqueca)

noun

Cookery
  • A strongly flavoured fish stew cooked with palm oil and coconut milk, originating in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The New York Times. FromBrazilian Portuguese moqueca, further etymology uncertain: perhaps from Tupi mokek mix-up, jumble, or perhaps from Kimbundu mu'keka stew.

Pronunciation

moqueca

/məˈkeɪkə/