chorizo means: This spicy sausage is a pork sausage that hails from the entire Hispanic region. It can be made with any seasoning, from sweet and mild to very hot. Spain and Portugal produce the hottest versions. Mexican versions are richer in chiles, and they have a more complicated flavor and texture. Many of these sausages are made with fresh herbs, giving them a green hue. The linguisa is the Portuguese cousin of this sausage. It’s smoked, and it’s much more hot. A spicy sausage that is made from pork, red chile powder and garlic. It is available in both bulk and links. Mexican chorizo can be used to make fillings or egg dishes. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does chorizo mean?

This spicy and highly-seasoned sausage is made from coarsely ground pork. It’s seasoned with chilies, garlic, and other spices. It is widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. (in Cooking Dictionary)

This sausage is a highly-spiced and coarsely ground pork sausage that’s widely used in Mexican and Spanish cooking. (in Cooking Dictionary)

Spicy pork sausage, seasoned with garlic. (in Merlin Dictionary)