One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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/
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