enchilada


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en·chi·la·da

 (ĕn′chə-lä′də)
n.
A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili.
Idiom:
whole enchilada
The entirety of something; everything.

[American Spanish : en-, in (from Latin in-; see en-1) + chile, chili pepper; see chili + -ada, feminine adj. suff.]

enchilada

(ˌɛntʃɪˈlɑːdə)
n
(Cookery) a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla fried in hot fat, filled with meat, and served with a chilli sauce
[C19: American Spanish, feminine of enchilado seasoned with chilli, from enchilar to spice with chilli, from chile chilli]

en•chi•la•da

(ˌɛn tʃəˈlɑ də, -ˈlæd ə)

n., pl. -das.
a tortilla rolled around a filling, as of meat or cheese, covered usu. with a chili-flavored sauce, and baked.
[1885–90; < American Spanish, feminine of Sp enchilado, past participle of enchilar to spice with chili; see en-1, chili, -ade1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enchilada - tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
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
Translations
enchilada

enchilada

[ˌentʃɪˈlædə] Nenchilada f
big enchilada (US) → peso m pesado

enchilada

[ˌɛntʃɪˈlædə] nenchilada f
chicken enchilada → enchilada f au poulet
cheese enchilada → enchilada f au fromage

enchilada

n
(= tortilla)Enchilada f
(US) inf the whole enchiladadas ganze Drum und Dran, (das) alles; the big enchiladader große Boss (inf)
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