Definitions

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

  • n. 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.
  • n. Chili con carne.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pungent/spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with Mexican, Indian, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
  • n. A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of red pepper. See capsicum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See chilli.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
  • n. very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

Etymologies

Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • from Nahuatl 'xilli'

    October 2, 2010