Enchilada meaning

ĕnchə-lädə
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A Mexican dish made by wrapping a filling in a tortilla, then baking in a sauce.
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A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili.
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A tortilla usually rolled with meat inside and served with a chili-flavored sauce.
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whole enchilada
  • The entirety of something; everything.
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(slang) the whole enchilada
  • all of it; everything; the entirety of something
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the whole enchilada

Origin of enchilada

  • American Spanish en- in (from Latin in- en–1) chile chili pepper chili -ada feminine adj. suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish enchilada, past participle of enchilar (“to add chili pepper to”)

    From Wiktionary