Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pod or fruit of the Capsicum annuum or Guinea pepper, the chilli colorado of the Mexicans. Also spelled chile, chili

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See chili.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of chili. Alternative form of chile. (a pepper)
  • noun uncountable Alternative form of chili: chili con carne.
  • noun uncountable Powdered chilli peppers, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.

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

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

Etymologies

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From Nahuatl chilli

Examples

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  • also spelled chile and chili

    September 28, 2010