[ ahn-choh, an- ]
/ ˈɑn tʃoʊ, ˈæn- /

noun, plural an·chos.

a dried poblano chili pepper.

Origin of ancho

1925–30; < Mexican Spanish chile ancho “wide chili” < Latin amplus “full, wide”; see chili
Also called ancho chili. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ancho

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

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