chili definition

  • noun:
    • The pungent fresh or dried-fruit of every of a number of cultivated kinds of capsicum, utilized particularly as a flavoring in cooking. Also called chili pepper.
    • Chili con carne.
    • The pungent/spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of a few cultivated kinds of capsicum peppers, used specially to incorporate heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; of Mexican, Indian, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
    • A dish made with this fresh fruit alongside components, such as beans and meat.
    • A kind of purple pepper. See capsicum
    • See chilli.
    • ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
    • scorching and finely tapering pepper of unique pungency

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