car·ne a·sad·a (kärnā ə-sädə)
A Mexican dish consisting of steak strips that are marinated in lemon or lime juice, hot chili peppers, and seasonings, grilled, and often served in a tortilla.
[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, roasted meat : carne, meat (from Old Spanish, from Latin carō, carn-; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + asada, feminine of asado, past participle of asar, to roast (from Latin assāre, from assus, roasted, cooked without water; akin to ārdēre, to burn, be on fire; see ARDENT).]
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