AskDefine | Define salsa

Dictionary Definition

salsa n : spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From salsa ‘sauce’, from salsus ‘salted’, whence also sauce (via Old French).

Noun

  1. A spicy tomato sauce, often including onions and hot peppers.
  2. In the context of "uncountable|music": A style of music originally from Puerto Rico heavily influenced by Spanish rhythms and jazz.
  3. In the context of "countable": Any of several dances performed to Salsa music.

Translations

Italian

Etymology

From salsus ‘salted’.

Noun

  1. sauce

Portuguese

Noun

  1. parsley (herb)

Spanish

Etymology

From salsus ‘salted’.

Noun

  1. sauce
  2. a type of sauce flavored with chili and tomatoes that is popular in Latin America
  3. salsa (a type of music)
  4. salsa (a type of dance)

Extensive Definition

Salsa may mean:
salsa in Czech: Salsa
salsa in Danish: Salsa
salsa in German: Salsa
salsa in Modern Greek (1453-): Σάλσα
salsa in Spanish: Salsa
salsa in French: Salsa (homonymie)
salsa in Indonesian: Salsa
salsa in Italian: Salsa
salsa in Hungarian: Salsa
salsa in Dutch: Salsa
salsa in Japanese: サルサ
salsa in Norwegian: Salsa
salsa in Polish: Salsa
salsa in Portuguese: Salsa (desambiguação)
salsa in Russian: Сальса (значения)
salsa in Slovak: Salsa
salsa in Swedish: Salsa
salsa in Turkish: Salsa (anlam ayrım)
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