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来自加勒比海海地土著语, barbakoa, 烤肉架。其同源变体词buccaneer, 海盗。
- barbecue:  Barbecue originated in the language of the now extinct Taino people of the West Indies. It first emerges in the Haitian creole term barbacoa, which meant simply ‘wooden framework’ (used for other purposes than roasting meat – for example, as a bed). American Spanish adopted the word, and passed it on to English. Compare BUCCANEER.
- barbecue (n.)
- 1650s, "framework for grilling meat, fish, etc.," from American Spanish barbacoa, from Arawakan (Haiti) barbakoa "framework of sticks," the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Sense of "outdoor meal of roasted meat or fish as a social entertainment" is from 1733; modern popular noun sense of "grill for cooking over an open fire" is from 1931.
- barbecue (v.)
- 1660s, from barbecue (n.). Related: Barbecued; barbecuing.
- 1. Don'tspill too much fat on the barbecue as it could flare up.
- 2. The sausages and burgers sizzled on the barbecue.
- 3. I put another steak on the barbecue.
- 4. We need to get some more charcoal for the barbecue.
- 5. They had a barbecue on their patio on Sunday.
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