chili

[chil-ee]
noun, plural chilies.
1.
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.
3.
a meatless version of chili con carne.
Also, chile, chilli.


Origin:
1655–65; < Mexican Spanish chile < Nahuatl chīlli chili pepper

Chile, chili, chilly.
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chilli or chili (ˈtʃɪlɪ)
 
n , pl chillies, chilies
the small red hot-tasting pod of a type of capsicum used for flavouring sauces, pickles, etc
 
[C17: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli]
 
chili or chili
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli]

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Word Origin & History

chili
1662, from Nahuatl xilli, native name for the peppers. Not named for the South American country.
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CHILI definition

language
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]
(2006-07-12)
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Example sentences
It has added chicken dishes and has also added chili to some of its offerings.
There's a fungus among us chili fans-and some of the spicy peppers evolve their
  kick to repel it, a new study says.
Scientists have known for some time that it is a compound known as capsaicin
  that gives chili peppers their kick.
Cravings for homemade chili and freshly picked apples kick in.
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