Last modified on 19 December 2014, at 13:50

chili

See also: Chili and chīlì

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A variant of chilli; from Nahuatl chilli, via Spanish.

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chili (plural chilis or chilies)

  1. 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.
    The farmers’ market had a wide variety of chilis from anchos to jalapeños to habaneros.
  2. A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef; chili con carne.
    I fancy having some chili for dinner tonight. What about you?
  3. (uncountable) Powdered chili peppers, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.
    I want to make this pasta spicy so I’m going to add some chili to it.

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DanishEdit

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chili c (singular definite chilien, plural indefinite chilifrugter)

  1. chili

DutchEdit

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chili c (plural chilis)

  1. chili

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FinnishEdit

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chili

  1. chili

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ItalianEdit

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chili

  1. plural form of chilo

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chili m (plural chilis)

  1. chili pepper
  2. (uncountable) chili (spice)

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chili c

  1. chili

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