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chilis rellenos

[ruh-yey-nohz, ruh l-yey‐]
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plural noun Mexican Cookery.
  1. green chili peppers stuffed with cheese or meat, dipped in batter, and fried.
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Origin of chilis rellenos

1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish chiles rellenos stuffed chili peppers
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