Word of the Day: Salsa


sal-sa / säl-sə


1. a spicy sauce usually made from chopped raw vegetables or fruit, particularly tomatoes, onions and peppers

Over the past decade, Americans have grown to love salsa on everything from scrambled eggs to the more traditional dishes of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage.

Julie Garden-Robinson, “From the Garden to the Table: Salsa!”, www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension/publications/garden-table-salsa, accessed April 26, 2023

2. a type of music originating in Latin America that has elements of jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues

Salsa, classic rock, soul music, jazz… all of that was a part of my education in making hip-hop music.

Aloe Blacc, 1979 –

3. a Latin dance originating in Cuba near the turn of the 20th century, with Puerto Rican influences, performed to salsa music

Salsa is a phenomenal way to stay fit, have a great time with your friends and listen to great music.

Vanessa L. Williams, 1963 –