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Noun: chili (chilies,chilis)  chi-lee
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: chilli)
  1. Very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    - chili pepper [N. Amer], chilli [Brit], chile [US], chilli pepper [Brit]
  2. A dish of ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder, often with tomatoes and kidney beans
    - chili con carne [N. Amer], chilli [Brit], chilli con carne [Brit]

Sounds like: chilly, chilli, Chile

Derived forms: chilis, chilies

Type of: dish, hot pepper

Part of: Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper [N. Amer], chili powder [N. Amer], chilli pepper [Brit], chilli powder [Brit], jalapeƱo, long pepper

Encyclopedia: Chili, New York