Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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

Sounds like: chilly, chili, Chile

Derived forms: chillis, chillies

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: Chilli