Definition of pollo in English:

pollo

noun

mass noun
  • Chicken (as used in the names of Italian, Spanish, or Mexican dishes)

    ‘pollo andaluza, a sweet dish consisting of boneless chicken sautéed in white wine and butter’
    • ‘Main courses are a wonderful blend of cuisine from around India and the world and range from lasagne, pollo pepperonta, Avadhi mutton biryani, gosht di piazza, and achari gosht for non-vegetarians.’
    • ‘Tuition by local experts concentrates on the cuisine of Lazio, including dishes such as pollo arrosto (roasted chicken with garlic and rosemary), zucchini al forno (oven-baked courgettes) and ciambellone (lemon sponge).’
    • ‘Another house dish is pollo encebollado, a chicken leg topped with a tangy tomato sauce chock-full of translucent onion slices.’
    • ‘Oodles of olives, tortillas, pescado, pollo and chorizo are required eating in Spain, but no longer constitute novel dining thanks to a growing number of decent tapas bars in Ireland.’
    • ‘My wife was thrilled to see they did pollo sorpreso, a near-extinct Italian version of chicken Kiev, which was precisely the sort of thing she used to order when her parents took her to places like this.’

Origin

Spanish and Italian.

Pronunciation

pollo

/ˈpɒləʊ/