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ancho

[ ahn-choh, an- ]

noun

, plural an·chos.
  1. a dried poblano pepper, used whole or ground into a spice, especially in Mexican cooking.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ancho1

First recorded in 1915–20; from Mexican Spanish chile ancho “wide chile,” from Latin amplus “full, wide”; chili ( def )

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Example Sentences

With the first dish I made, cheese enchiladas with easy mole sauce, that meant omitting onion and garlic and using New Mexico red chile powder instead of ancho chile powder, bar chocolate instead of cocoa, and corn tortillas instead of flour.

Dark and Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Chile ancho powder is a versatile spice derived from dry Mexican Ancho chiles.

La luna que haba ido remontandose con lentitud por el ancho horizonte, estaba inmvil y como suspendida en la mitad del cielo.

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