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

  • n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper (Capsicum annum) having a mild or fairly pungent dark green, thick-skinned fruit used in cooking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mild green chile pepper originating in Mexico


From American Spanish, of the village, from pueblo, people, village; see pueblo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish (Wiktionary)



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  • Hang on - poblano pepper was listed by rduke on their chili pepper list.

    September 9, 2008

  • I'm surprised nobody's listed this. No list of chili peppers?

    September 9, 2008

  • "When the results finally rolled in—1 in Indiana, 15 in North Carolina—Poblano had outperformed every established pollster. Clinton never recovered, but with the National Journal, the Guardian and the New York Post suddenly dissecting or demanding the secrets of his success, Poblano became an Internet sensation."

    The New York Times, Making His Pitches, by Andrew Romano, June 16, 2008

    September 9, 2008