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chile relleno

[ruh-yey-noh, ruh l-yey‐] /rəˈyeɪ noʊ, rəlˈyeɪ‐/
noun, plural chiles rellenos
[ruh-yey-nohz, ‐nohs] /rəˈyeɪ noʊz, ‐noʊs/ (Show IPA)
a green chili pepper stuffed with cheese or meat, dipped in batter, and fried.
Origin of chile relleno
1890-95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish: stuffed chili pepper Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for chiles rellenos

a Mexican dish of mild green chiles filled with cheese, dipped in batter and fried

Word Origin

Spanish 'stuffed peppers'

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