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chile relleno

[ chil-ee ruh-yey-noh, ruhl-yey‐ ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i rəˈyeɪ noʊ, rəlˈyeɪ‐ /
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noun, plural chil·es rel·le·nos [chil-eez ruh-yey-nohz], /ˈtʃɪl iz rəˈyeɪ noʊz/, chil·e rel·le·nos [chil-ee ruh-yey-nohz]. /ˈtʃɪl i rəˈyeɪ noʊz/.
Mexican Cooking. a green chile pepper stuffed with cheese or meat, dipped in batter, and fried.
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Also chil·i rel·le·no . Sometimes relleno .

Origin of chile relleno

An Americanism first recorded in 1890–95; from Mexican Spanish chile relleno “stuffed chile pepper”
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