Variant of chili
- the dried pod of red pepper, a very hot seasoning
- the tropical American hot red pepper (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) bearing this pod
- any of various other types of peppers, used esp. in Mexican cooking
- chili con carne
- any of various typically milder-flavored dishes like this, often containing other vegetables, pasta, etc. and sometimes meatless
Origin: Mexican Spanish ; from Nahuatl či:lli
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