alt. sp. of chili
country on the SW coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific: gained independence from Spain in 1818: 292,260 sq mi (756,950 sq km); cap. Santiago
Variant of chili
A country of southwest South America with a long Pacific coastline. Originally inhabited by Araucanian Indian peoples, it was colonized by Spain in 1541 and declared its independence in 1818. Chile annexed mineral-rich territory from Bolivia and Peru following the War of the Pacific (1879-1884). After numerous coups d'état and periods of military rule in the 20th century, Chile reestablished democratic rule in 1990. Santiago is the capital and the largest city.x
- (US, regional) Alternative form of chili (a chili pepper).
From Spanish. A variant of chili, chilli; see that entry for more information.
(plural chillun or chirren)
- (US, dialect, South, African American Vernacular) child
Spelling representing a pronunciation of child.
- A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Chile.
- While I come from Chile, my friend is from England, so I had to learn to speak English.