from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dried poblano pepper.
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- n. A broad, flat, dried poblano pepper, often ground into a powder
American Spanish (chile) ancho, wide (chili), from Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Latin amplus; see ample.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish chile ancho (Wiktionary)