Barbecue vs Churrasco - What's the difference?

barbecue | churrasco |


As nouns the difference between barbecue and churrasco

is that barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium while churrasco is a type of barbecued steak, popular in latin-american countries.

As a verb barbecue

is to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.

barbecue

Alternative forms

* barbeque * BBQ (informal abbreviation) * bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation) * (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
  • We cooked our food on the barbecue .
  • A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
  • We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  • Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
  • She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  • (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  • A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
  • * 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
  • Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.

    Synonyms

    * (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill * (event) braai (South African English), cookout

    Derived terms

    * barbecue sauce * barbie

    Verb

    (barbecu)
  • To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  • To grill.
  • churrasco

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A type of barbecued steak, popular in Latin-American countries
  • * {{quote-news, year=2006, date=June 9, author=Anne Ford, title=A Cult Fave Reopens in the Southwest Burbs, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Most of the old favorites--beef brisket, gumbo, churrasco , and Pine's famous Cajun green beans--are still around. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2003, date=January 24, author=Ethel Hammer, title=Restaurant Tours: a cafe that caters to the spirit, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=In addition to sandwiches, mini pizzas, and breakfast items like hot oatmeal, muffins, and croissants, Last Kiss offers Chilean specialties including empanadas, a churrasco sandwich (broiled sirloin steak with avocado, tomato, and mayo), sopapilla chips (a crispy version of the puffy fried bread) with cilantro sauce, and mate--the traditional South American herbal tea, served in a gourd. }} ----