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chili

[ chil-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i /
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noun, plural chil·ies.
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.
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Also especially British, chil·li .

Origin of chili

First recorded in 1655–65; from Mexican Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chīlli “chile pepper”
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