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Meaning of carnitas

car•ni•tas

Pronunciation: (kär-nē'tuz Sp. kär-nē'täs), [key]
— n.pl. Mexican Cookery.
  1. small or shredded pieces of crisp roast pork, eaten as a snack, used as a filling for burritos, etc.
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