chili powder

[ chil-ee pou-der ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i ˌpaʊ dər /

noun

a powdered seasoning of dried chiles, or a mixture of ground chiles with other spices, as cumin, oregano, garlic, etc.

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Origin of chili powder

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60
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