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[chil-ee] /ˈtʃɪl i/
noun, plural chillies.
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  • Hawkers circulated, offering chunks of ice-cold sugarcane and slices of guava with chilli.
  • Police said they had found in his pockets another souvenir and a chilli-pepper spray.
  • He thinks that being a red hot chilli pepper comes at a price: hot chillies suffer when it's dry.
  • When some people might eat a huge steak, that same steak gets diced and put into an entire pot of soup or chilli or whatever.
  • The offshore work dovetails with ongoing molecular diagnostic work occurring at the lab with chilli thrips and gastropods.
British Dictionary definitions for chilli


noun (pl) chillies, chilies
the small red hot-tasting pod of a type of capsicum used for flavouring sauces, pickles, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli
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