Definition of enchilada noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌentʃɪˈlɑːdə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌentʃɪˈlɑːdə//
(from Spanish) Savoury dishes
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  • a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled with meat and covered with a spicy sauce See related entries: Savoury dishes
  • Word OriginLatin American Spanish, feminine past participle of enchilar ‘season with chilli’.Idioms (North American English, informal, humorous) the most important person or thing (informal) the whole thing; everything
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: enchilada

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