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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.]
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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]
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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
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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
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[ˈtʃɪli] [chilies] (pl)
see chillichili con carne [ˌtʃɪlikɒnˈkɑːrni] nchili con carne mchili powder npoudre f de piment rouge
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(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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
"A thousand Chili dollars, cash down, Mapuhi," he said.
You owed me twelve hundred dollars Chili. Very well; you owe them no longer.
"Mapuhi sold it to Toriki for fourteen hundred Chili, and Toriki sold it to Levy for twenty-five thousand francs.
"Try a chili with it, Miss Sharp," said Joseph, really interested.
He knew a valley and a bay in the Marquesas that he could buy for a thousand Chili dollars.
It was the whaleman who first broke through the jealous policy of the Spanish crown, touching those colonies; and, if space permitted, it might be distinctly shown how from those whalemen at last eventuated the liberation of Peru, Chili, and Bolivia from the yoke of Old Spain, and the establishment of the eternal democracy in those parts.
In Chili, Tucuman, and other parts, it has converted them, we are told, into Tartar-like tribes, and enabled them to keep the Spaniards out of their country, and even to make it dangerous for them to venture far from their towns and settlements.
When South America, that is to say, Peru, Chili, Brazil, the provinces of La Plata and Columbia, had poured forth their quota into their hands, the sum of $300,000, it found itself in possession of a considerable capital, of which the following is a statement: United States subscriptions, .
There were also heaped up the products of a commerce which extends to Mexico, Chili, Peru, Brazil, Europe, Asia, and all the Pacific islands.
I have seen doubloons before now in my voyagings; your doubloons of old Spain, your doubloons of Peru, your doubloons of Chili, your doubloons of Bolivia, your doubloons of Popayan; with plenty of gold moidores and pistoles, and joes, and half joes, and quarter joes.
Although, as a general case, a ship unlucky in falling in with whales continues to cruise after them until she has barely sufficient provisions remaining to take her home, turning round then quietly and making the best of her way to her friends, yet there are instances when even this natural obstacle to the further prosecution of the voyage is overcome by headstrong captains, who, bartering the fruits of their hard-earned toils for a new supply of provisions in some of the ports of Chili or Peru, begin the voyage afresh with unabated zeal and perseverance.
There was a valley of fifteen thousand acres on Nuka-hiva, half inclosing a perfect anchorage, which he fell in love with and bought for twelve hundred Chili dollars.