Definition of chilli con carne noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


chilli con carne

BrE BrE//ˌtʃɪli kɒn ˈkɑːni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃɪli kɑːn ˈkɑːrni//
(especially British English) (British English also chilli) (North American English also chili) [uncountable] Savoury dishes
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a hot spicy Mexican dish made with meat, beans and chillies See related entries: Savoury dishes Word Originfrom Spanish chile con carne, literally ‘chilli pepper with meat’.