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Definition of chili noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. chilies)
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  1. 1(also chili pepper) [countable, uncountable] the small green or red fruit of a type of pepper plant that is used in cooking to give a hot taste to food, often dried or made into powder, also called chili orchili powder
  2. 2(also chili con carne
    NAmE//ˌtʃɪli kɑn ˈkɑrni//
    [uncountable] a hot, spicy dish made with beans, chilies, and often meat, originally from Mexico
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