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small or shredded pieces of crisp roast pork, eaten as a snack, used as a filling for burritos, etc.
Historical Examples

I stepped into the nearest burrito joint and ordered one with carnitas — shredded pork — and extra salsa.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow


a Mexican dish of browned shredded tenderized pork, served with salsa and sometimes is the filling for burritos, tacos, or tamales
Word Origin

Mexican for ‘little meats’
Usage Note



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