Definition of


  1. (noun, food) very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
  2. (noun, food) very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers
  3. (noun, location) a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche

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Synonyms of Tabasco

red pepper, tabasco sauce

Alternate forms of Tabasco

Hypernyms: hot pepper, hot sauce

Origin of the word Tabasco

  1. proprietary name of a type of hot sauce, 1876, (the sauce so called from 1652, originally Tavasco), named for state in Mexico, perhaps because the pepper sauce was first encountered there by U.S. and European travelers. The trademark (by Edward Avery McIlhenny) claims use from c.1870. more

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