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chile

1

[ chil-ee ]

noun

  1. Also called chil·e pep·per,. the pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.


chile

2

[ chahyl ]

noun

  1. a phonetic spelling of child, representing dialectal speech of the Southern United States or African American Vernacular English:

    Oh, chile, you do not want to test me!

Chile

3

[ chil-ee; Spanish chee-le ]

noun

  1. a republic in southwestern South America, on the Pacific Coast. 286,396 square miles (741,765 square kilometers). : Santiago.

Chile

1

/ ˈtʃɪlɪ /

noun

  1. a republic in South America, on the Pacific, with a total length of about 4090 km (2650 miles) and an average width of only 177 km (110 miles): gained independence from Spain in 1818; the government of President Allende (elected 1970) attempted the implementation of Marxist policies within a democratic system until overthrown by a military coup (1973); democracy restored 1988. Chile consists chiefly of the Andes in the east, the Atacama Desert in the north, a central fertile region, and a huge S region of almost uninhabitable mountains, glaciers, fjords, and islands; an important producer of copper, iron ore, nitrates, etc. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santiago. Pop: 17 216 945 (2013 est). Area: 756 945 sq km (292 256 sq miles)


chile

2

/ ˈtʃɪlɪ /

noun

  1. See chilli
    a variant spelling of chilli

Chile

  1. Republic in southern South America on the western slope of the Andes . Chile is a long, narrow strip of land bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is Santiago .


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Notes

Pinochet suppressed human rights and political activity until he lost a plebiscite in 1988. A successor was chosen in free elections. In 1998, Pinochet was arrested in Great Britain on a Spanish warrant, but a court ruled him too ill to stand trial. He returned to Chile, where attempts to prosecute him continued.
In 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende , a Marxist.

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Other Words From

  • Chil·e·an [chil-, ey, -, uh, n], adjective noun
  • pseu·do-Chil·e·an adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chile1

First recorded in 1855–60; variant spelling of chili ( def )

Origin of chile2

First recorded in 1860–65

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Example Sentences

But, as Chilean international relations researcher Veronica Diaz-Cerda points out, Chile is not so well-off that it couldn’t negotiate lower prices from vaccine manufacturers.

From Quartz

Some governments, including Chile’s, are starting to address concerns raised by neurotechnology.

Some governments, including Chile’s national legislature, are starting to address concerns raised by neurotechnology.

Someone suggested a different chile pepper, but it wasn’t quite right.

From Eater

Sinovac has either brokered distribution deals or is in discussions to do so with the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey, and Chile.

From Fortune

The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.

How exciting were the 120 minutes of regular play in Brazil vs. Chile even prior to the dramatic shootout ending?

Chile relleno is another meatless meal, served in a mild salsa ranchero redolent of tomatoes.

Voting with the United States and Europe were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and South Korea.

Harry will visit Estonia and Italy in May, followed by a visit to Brazil and Chile in June.

Miss Dory never tole nothin'; she was silent as de grave about—him—de fader of de lill chile, I mean.

"I'se 'most as ole as Miss Dory when lill chile was born," was the reply, which silenced the Colonel with regard to her age.

The tears come in her eyes as she ast whar I'd git de money, seein' we was layin' up what come from de Norf for de chile.

Thar was nobody hyar but ole Miss Lucy, who'd had some kind of a spell an' lost most of her sense, an' didn't know more'n a chile.

He'd settle wid de lil chile when de time come, an' set Mandy Ann free.

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