Definitions for chiliˈtʃɪl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chil•iˈtʃɪl i(n.)(pl.)chil•ies or chil•es.

or chil•e 1

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called chili pepper. 1

  2. Category: Cooking

    Ref: chili con carne.

  3. a dish similar to chili con carne but containing no meat.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of chili:

1655–65; < MexSp chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chili, chili con carne(noun)

    ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans

  2. chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilly, chile(noun)

    very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chili(noun)ˈtʃɪl i

    a small very spicy vegetable


  1. chili(Noun)

    The spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with Mexican, Indian and Tex-Mex cuisine.

  2. chili(Noun)

    A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chili(noun)

    a kind of red pepper. See Capsicum


  1. Chili

    Chili is a town in Monroe County, New York, USA. The population was 28,625 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb of the city of Rochester. The Town of Chili was established in 1822 from part of the Town of Riga. North Chili was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Translations for chili

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the hot-tasting pod of a type of pepper, often dried, powdered and used in sauces etc.

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