[ chil-ee ]

noun,plural chil·ies.
  1. Sometimes chil·e . a hearty stew that is also used as a topping condiment on other dishes and has varied recipes and ingredients, with or without meat, ultimately derived from the Mexican-style chili con carne.

Origin of chili

First recorded in 1655–65; from Mexican Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chīlli “chile pepper”
  • Also especially British, chil·li .

Words Nearby chili Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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