from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of southwest South America with a long Pacific coastline. Originally inhabited by Araucanian Indian peoples, it was colonized by Spain in 1541 and declared its independence in 1818. One of the most politically stable and economically prosperous of South American countries, Chile annexed mineral-rich territory from Bolivia and Peru following the War of the Pacific (1879-1884). Santiago is the capital and the largest city. Population: 16,300,000.
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- proper n. A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Chile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See chilli.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
- n. a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
From Quechua chili ("the end of the world"). (Wiktionary)