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chili

or chile, chilli

[chil-ee] /ˈtʃɪl i/
noun, plural chilies.
1.
Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.
3.
a meatless version of chili con carne.
Origin of chili
1655-1665
1655-65; < Mexican Spanish chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper
Can be confused
Chile, chili, chilly.
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n.

also chilli, 1660s, from Nahuatl chilli, native name for the peppers. Not named for the South American country. As short for chile con carne and similar dishes, attested by 1846.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chili

chilly

adjective

Wonderful; excellent; cool, neat: You're chilly. You're okay, Sarge (1980s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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