Definition of lechon asado in US English:

lechon asado

(also lechón asado)


  • Chiefly in Latin American cookery: a whole pig roasted on a spit, usually over coals; a dish or portion of this.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Fort Wayne Sentinel. From Spanish lechón asado roast suckling pig from lechón suckling pig + asado.


lechon asado

/lɛˈtʃɒn əˈsɑːdəʊ/