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ancho

[ ahn-choh, an- ]
/ ˈɑn tʃoʊ, ˈæn- /
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noun, plural an·chos.

a dried poblano pepper, used whole or ground into a spice, especially in Mexican cooking.

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Also called an·cho chil·e [ahn-choh chil ee, an-] /ˈɑn tʃoʊ ˈtʃɪl i, ˈæn-/ .

Origin of ancho

First recorded in 1915–20; from Mexican Spanish chile ancho “wide chile,” from Latin amplus “full, wide”; see chili
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Example sentences from the Web for ancho

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

    How Top Chefs Stay Thin|Rachel Syme|December 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • La luna que haba ido remontandose con lentitud por el ancho horizonte, estaba inmvil y como suspendida en la mitad del cielo.

    Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
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