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or chile, chilli

[chil-ee] /ˈtʃɪl i/
noun, plural chilies.
Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.
a meatless version of chili con carne.
Origin of chili
1655-65; < Mexican Spanish chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper
Can be confused
Chile, chili, chilly. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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also chilli, 1660s, from Nahuatl chilli, native name for the peppers. Not named for the South American country. As short for chile con carne and similar dishes, attested by 1846.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Wonderful; excellent; cool, neat: You're chilly. You're okay, Sarge (1980s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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chili in Technology
D.L. Abt. A language for systems programming, based on ALGOL 60 with extensions for structures and type declarations.
["CHILI, An Algorithmic Language for Systems Programming", CHI-1014, Chi Corp, Sep 1975]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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