Main definitions of Tabasco in English

: Tabasco1Tabasco2

Tabasco1

proper noun

  • A state in southeastern Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico; capital, Villahermosa.

Pronunciation:

Tabasco

/təˈbaskō/

Main definitions of Tabasco in English

: Tabasco1Tabasco2

Tabasco2

(also Tabasco sauce)

noun

trademark
  • A pungent sauce made from the fruit of a capsicum pepper.

    • ‘Whisk in the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and Dijon mustard.’
    • ‘Tear the bread into pieces and add to the blender with the vinegar, olive oil, Tabasco, sea salt and pepper.’
    • ‘‘I like oysters with some Tabasco sauce on them,’ he said.’
    • ‘Nearly 12% of respondents keep condiments handy at their desks, particularly Tabasco, soy sauce, salt, or olive oil.’
    • ‘It was baked chicken, really, but it was basted with a mixture of butter, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and spices, resulting in a beautiful, browned, crispy and tasty skin.’

Origin

Late 19th century: named after the state of Tabasco(see Tabasco).

Pronunciation:

Tabasco

/təˈbaskō/