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chili powder

a powdered mixture of dried chilies, cumin, oregano, garlic, etc., used as a seasoning.
Origin of chili powder
An Americanism dating back to 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cook onion and pepper lightly in butter with chili powder; add kidney beans and seasonings and stir in the cheese until melted.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Pound tenderloin out flat; cover with flour, seasoned with salt, pepper and chili powder.

    California Mexican-Spanish Cook Book Bertha Haffner-Ginger

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