chili

or chil·e, chil·li

[ chil-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i /

noun, plural chil·ies.

Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.
a meatless version of chili con carne.

Origin of chili

1655–65; < Mexican Spanish chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper

Can be confused

Chile chili chilly
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