from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili.

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  • n. A Mexican dish made by wrapping a filling in a tortilla, then baking in a sauce.

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  • n. tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili


American Spanish : en-, in (from Latin in-; see en-1) + chile, chili pepper; see chili + -ada, feminine adj. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish enchilada, past participle of enchilar ("to add chili pepper to") (Wiktionary)


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  • as in the whole enchilada

    January 9, 2010