Enchilada Definition

ĕnchə-lädə
enchiladas
noun
A tortilla usually rolled with meat inside and served with a chili-flavored sauce.
Webster's New World
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idiom
whole enchilada
  • The entirety of something; everything.
American Heritage
the whole enchilada
  • all of it; everything; the entirety of something
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Enchilada

Noun

Singular:
enchilada
Plural:
enchiladas

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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

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