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also chil·e or chil·li  (chĭl′ē)
n. pl. chil·ies also chil·es or chil·lies
1. The pungent fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum, used especially as a flavoring in cooking. Also called chili pepper.
2. A stew made of meat or beans (or both) and usually tomatoes, spiced with chili peppers or chili powder.

[Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chīlli.]


or chil•e

(ˈtʃɪl i)

n., pl. chil•ies or chil•es.
1. Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, esp. C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.
3. a dish similar to chili con carne but containing no meat.
[1655–65; < Mexican Spanish chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chili - ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beanschili - ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
2.chili - very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungencychili - very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
hot pepper - any of various pungent capsicum fruits
jalapeno pepper, jalapeno - hot green or red pepper of southwestern United States and Mexico
cayenne, cayenne pepper - a long and often twisted hot red pepper
chili powder - powder made of ground chili peppers mixed with e.g. cumin and garlic and oregano
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
طَعام ``تشيلي''فُلْفُل حَارّ
pálivá paprička
sterkt piparaldin, chilepipar
sarkanie pipari
spansk peppar
pili pili


[ˈtʃɪlɪ] N (chilies (pl)) (also chilli pepper) → chile m, ají m (S. Cone), guindilla f (Sp)
chili con carnechile con carne
chili powderchile m en polvo
chili saucesalsa f de ají


[ˈtʃɪli] [chilies] (pl)
see chillichili con carne [ˌtʃɪlikɒnˈkɑːrni] nchili con carne mchili powder npoudre f de piment rouge



(ˈtʃili) plurals ˈchilli(e)s ~ˈchili(e)s noun
the hot-tasting pod of a type of pepper, often dried, powdered and used in sauces etc.


فُلْفُل حَارّ pálivá paprička chili Chili τσίλι ají, chile chili piment čili peperoncino トウガラシ 칠리 Spaanse peper chilipepper chili chili, pimenta острый стручковый перец spansk peppar พริก acı ớt 辣椒
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